It’s free to join the library and borrow items from our collections, however, to enable us to make our services available to everyone, fees, fines and charges apply to some services.

Charges are effective from 1 July 2018.

Overdue fines

To avoid fines, you can set up email notifications to be alerted before your items are due.

Item Fine
Junior or teenage items 10c per day
Adult items 30c per day
Debt collection charge (in addition to outstanding fines) $15.50

We suspend your borrowing rights if:

  • you have an item more than 21 days overdue
  • you have overdue fines of $30 or more
  • your outstanding fines are $50 or more, at which time they are passed to a debt collection agency.

Lost or damaged items

Item Replacement fee
Lost library card $5
Damaged disc $11.20
Damaged disc covers $5.60

For all other items lost or irretrievably damaged, we charge the retail cost.

Inter-library loans

If you request an item not held by the Boroondara Library Service, the cost is $5.90 per request, plus possible additional charges from the lending library. See request a new library item.

Photocopying and printing

You can print documents or from the internet from any of our libraries.

Size and colour Charge per copy
A4 black and white 20c
A4 colour (photocopying only) $1.50
A3 black and white 40c
A3 colour (photocopying only) $2.50


Meeting rooms

See individual rooms listed in book a library meeting room.

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