• 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 30 cents per 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 an item

Any items that are available on the shelf at any of our libraries, will be transferred to your pick up branch for free. 

If items are out on loan or are new items still being processed, a $2.00 reservation fee will apply. 

Requesting an item from another library service

  • Requesting an item from another public library service - cost $3 per item.
  • Requesting an item from a University/Corporate/TAFE or other non-public Library Network will be at cost. 

Lost and damaged items

If an item is damaged or lost - cost $5 per item plus the cost of replacing the item.

Replacement Library Cards

If you have lost your card it can be replaced - cost $2 per card. 

All fees and charges

General fees

  • Book Club Subscriptions - $65 per club per annum
  • Invigilation - $25 per hour
  • Family History Group Membership - $13.40 per annum
  • Program entry - various per person
  • Library merchandise - various per item
  • Replacement library membership card - $2 per card


  • Digital Photographs - High Resolution - $36 per photo
  • Digital Photographs for commercial use in publications or television - $62 per photo

Fax services

  • Fax local - $2 per page
  • Fax STD - $3 first page 
  • Fax STD - $2 per subsequent page
  • Fax ISD - $8 first page 
  • Fax ISD - $2 per subsequent page
  • Self service fax at Mona Vale branch - $1.50 per page


  • Northern Beaches Council Inter-Library loan (item requested from another library service for transfer) - $3 per item
  • University/Corporate/TAFE or other non-public Library Network - at cost per item
  • Lost and damaged items - $5 per item plus replacement cost of item
  • Overdue items - 30c per item per day, up to $10 maximum per item
  • Reservation transfer from another Northern Beaches Library - free per hold / reservation if item is available
  • Hold item - $2 per hold / reservation if item is out on loan or being processed

Printing and photocopying

Please note: Funds added to library membership cards for printing, photocopying and scanning are non-refundable.

  • Photocopy BW A4 - 20c per copy
  • Photocopy BW A3 - 40c per copy
  • Photocopy Colour A4 - $2.00 per copy
  • Photocopy Colour A3 - $3.00 per copy
  • Scanning - 30c per scan up to 50MB
  • Commerical publications sale - various
  • Microfiche BW - 30c per copy

Room hire

  • Meeting Room Hire commercial use small (capacity up to 10 people) - $15.00 per hour
  • Meeting Room Hire commercial use medium (capacity 11-20 people) - $22.00 per hour
  • Meeting Room Hire commercial use large (capacity 21+ people) - $30.00 per hour 
  • Meeting Room Hire non commercial medium (capacity 11-20 people) - $11.00 per hour
  • Meeting Room Hire non commercial large (capacity 21+ people) - $15.00 per hour
  • Booking cancellation (less than minimum 48 hours notice provided) -  $30.00 per booking