Library Fees & Charges

Summary - effective Monday 1 July 2024

Please note: Newcastle Libraries are now proudly fines free for late returned library items.

For a full list of Newcastle Libraries' fees and charges, view The City of Newcastle's complete Fees & Charges Schedule for 2024 - 2025Fees & Charges Schedule for 2023 - 2024.

Overdue and reservations

Overdue loans$0.00 per item per day
Request/reservation feeFree

Lost and damaged items

Library cardFree
Lending stock itemFull cost + $10 admin fee (per item)

Printing, photocopying and micrographic copying services

Black and white - A4$0.20per copy
Black and white - A3$0.40per copy
Colour - A4$1.20per copy
Colour - A3$2.40per copy
Digitised imaging: Photo, graphic, picture$26per image on disc

Interlibrary Loans

Reciprocal libraries$13.50per item supplied
Non-reciprocal libraries$34per item supplied
Copy from resourcecalculated on an individual basis
Rush request (24 hour turnaround)calculated on an individual basis
Express request (2 hour turnaround)calculated on an individual basis
International requestcalculated on an individual basis


Research - Non-commercial (first 20 minutes free)$52per hour
Research - Commercial/Government (first 20 minutes free)$103per hour

Exam invigilation

Invigilation (minimum charge of 2 hours, fee for supervision only)$94per hour