Middlesbrough Libraries fees and charges (2023/2024)


Middlesbrough Libraries book request


Contact your local library and we'll send books from our wider collection to that library for you to collect.

British Library book request

This is for specialist items we do not have in our collection.

First, we'll make a request to the British Library. This costs £1.70, which is non-refundable.

If the British Library cannot help, the request will be cancelled and you will not be charged anything extra.

If the British Library can help, you'll need to pay an extra £6 to reserve the item. We'll contact you to confirm this. You'll pay a total of £7.70 if your reservation is successful.

Photocopying, printing, scanning, laminating, and reproduction charges

All charges apply per item.

Photocopies and printouts

  • A4 black and white: 25p per page
  • A4 colour: 50p per page
  • A3 black and white: 50p per page
  • A3 colour: £1 per page


  • Up to 5 sheets (document, into PDF format): £1.50
  • Per file (photograph, into JPG format): £1.50


  • A4: £1.50 per page
  • A3: £2 per page


  • Commercial publications (black and white): £40
  • Commercial publications (colour): £50
  • Internet - UK (black and white): £40
  • Internet - UK (colour): £50
  • Internet - worldwide (black and white): £60
  • Internet - worldwide (colour): £80

Other services

Research charges

  • Per half-hour: £12.50
  • Small research fee: £5

Commission on sales

  • Sales of items for the public: 20% commission

Room hire

There are rooms available to hire at most of our libraries. Find out more about room hire in our libraries.