• students studying together

Membership is free. You can borrow books, use online resources or do your own research, all at no charge. We keep our other charges to a minimum so all members of the community can access our services.

Overdue Items

If your item is overdue we charge you 25 cents a day per item, up to a maximum of $10 per item. You will be unable to borrow or renew any items, or place a hold on any item until your overdue charges are reduced to less than $5. 

Reserving a Book

  • Reserving an item from another Northern Beaches Libraries branch cost $1.
  • Reserving an item from another public library service cost $3 per item. In addition to the $3, reservations from the SWIFT Library Co-op (Ashfield, Botany and Marrickville) will cost you $6 and from universities or TAFE institutions $16.50.

Lost and Damaged Items

From time to time items are lost or damaged. If an item is damaged or lost it will cost you $5 plus the cost of replacing the item.

Replacement Library Cards

If you have lost your card it is replaceable at a small charge. Lost cards cost $1 to replace. 

All Fees and Charges

General Library Services  
Book Club Subscriptions$65.00per club
Invigilation$25.00per hour
Family History Group Membership$13.00per annum
Library Programs and EventsVarious 
Replacement Library Membership Cards$1.00per card
Library MerchandiseVarious 
Digital Photographs - High Resolution$35.00per photo
Digital Photographs for
commercial use in publications
or television
$60.00per photo
Fax Services  
Fax Local$2.00per page
Fax STD$3.00first page
Fax STD$2.00subsequent pages
Fax ISD$8.00first page
Fax ISD$2.00subsequent pages
Self Service Fax at
Mona Vale branch
$1.50per page
Request items from other libraries$3.00plus additional fees from
various external institutions
University/Corporate/TAFE or
Other Library Network
Lost and Damaged items$5.00plus replacement cost
Overdue items$0.25up to $10 maximum
per item
Holds$1.00per hold
Printing and Photocopying  
Photocopy BW A4$0.20per copy
Photocopy BW A3$0.40per copy
Photocopy Colour A4$1.50per copy
Photocopy Colour A3$3.00per copy
Scanning$0.20per scan up to 50MB
Commercial Publication SaleVarious 
Microfiche B&W$0.20per copy
Room Hire
Meeting Room Hire - small (up to 10 people) - $15.00 per hour for commercial use
Meeting Room Hire - medium (11 to 20 people) - $22.00 per hour for commercial use
Meeting Room Hire - large (21+ people) - $30.00 per hour for commercial use
Meeting Room Hire - medium (11 to 20 people) - $11.00 per hour for not for profit use
Meeting Room Hire - large (21+ people) - $15.00 per hour for not for profit use 
Cancellation of meeting room - full fee if notification within 48 hours