What you can borrow or hire and other in-library services

Inside of Stockton Library with someone reading a book

The Government has announced 'Local COVID alert level: high' restrictions for Stockton-on-Tees.

For further information about the rules and disruptions to Council services visit www.stockton.gov.uk/coronavirus.

You can use your card in any Stockton Borough Library and return items to any library.


What you can borrow

 Age                             Item
Under 13 years of age                                Up to 10 children's books and 3 children's story CDs.
13 - 15 years of age  Up to 20 items including non-fiction, teenage and children's fiction and 3  teenage/children's story CDs
16 years +  Up to 20 items including all non-fiction, all fiction, 2 language courses, 5  spoken word, 4 junior DVDs and 3 junior story CDs.
VIP (Visually Impaired Person)  If you are blind, partially sighted or are unable to handle the printed  material you are entitles up to 20 items including 10 large print books  or spoken word free of charge.
Special groups and registered  childminders  If you run a special group e.g. playgroup, or if you are a registered  childminder you are entitled to a deposit collection allowing up to 20  books for an extended load period of 3 months.

What you can hire

 Item  Charge
 Adult Spoken Word  Free for 3 weeks                               
 Junior DVDs  £1 per week
 Language Courses  £1.90 for 3 weeks
 Storysacks  Free for 3 weeks


Late returns and fine

 Item   Fine
Adult Spoken Word  Late return charges as per books (free to VIP).
Books (16+)  10p per day per item to a maximum of £6.
Junior DVDs  Late return charges as per books.
Language Courses  Late return charges as per books.
Replacement Library Card  £2. Concession £1 for the unwaged and people with a disability.


Charges for other services

 Item  Charge

 Printing and Photocopies




 Multiple Copies

 A4 black and white - 10p per print/copy

 A3 black and white - 20p per print/copy

 Free to children for homework purposes (maximum of 6 b&w only)

 5p per copy for job seeking purposes

 A4 colour - 40p per print/copy

 A3 colour - 45p per print/copy


 A4 (b&w): Over 25 pages - 8p per copy. Over 50 pages - 5p per copy

 A4 colour: Over 25 pages - 28p per copy. Over 50 pages - 18p per copy

 A3 (b&w): Over 25 pages - 16p per copy. Over 50 pages - 10p  per  copy

 A3 colour: Over 25 pages - 32p per copy. Over 50 pages - 20p per copy

 Printing from reader/printers

 A4 - 45p per print

 A3 - 65p per print

 Printing from Ancestry.com

 10p per print


 A4 - 60p per laminated sleeve

 A3 - £1.10 per laminated sleeve


 UK - £1.30 per page. Concession 75p per page
 Europe and International - £1.80 per page. Concession £1 per page

 All 55p per page. Concession 28p per page

 Family History Searches

 £12.50 per half hour or part of, inclusive of VAT

 Images from Picture Stockton 

 (Applies to digital/printed)


 Up to A4 - £10 per image for personal use

 Up to A4 - £30 per image for commercial use

 Images in publications: b&w - £40 per image. Colour - £50 per image