Due to essential maintenance works, these libraries will be closed on the following days: Alexandra Park Library - 25-27 March | Muswell Hill Library - 1-3 April | Highgate Library - 8-10 April.
The final shortlist for the Biblio-buzz Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Awards (formerly Haringey Children’s Book award) has been published. Find out how to vote for your favourite!
Borrowing and Charges
Library members can borrow books, audio books, language courses and toys free of charge. There are small charges for borrowing music CDs, audio books and DVDs.
Members may borrow up to a maximum of 24 items as below:
- 12 books/audio books
- 8 music CDs
- 4 DVDs
- Books and audio books - three weeks
- Language courses - six weeks
- Music CDs - one week
- DVDs - one week
You will need to present your Library card for:
- PC Access
- Maximum number of times you may renew an item is six (unless the item has been reserved)
- Membership must be renewed every three years
In addition, you can borrow from our Digital Library for downloadable audiobooks and eBooks. Please visit our Digital Library page for more information.
Please note that all reservation charges are payable when you make the reservation.
Reservations - Items not available on Catalogue
Per item per day (except DVDs)
|Maximum overdue charge|
Per item (except DVDs):
|Lost card replacement|
If you lose or damage an item we must charge you for the cost of replacing it.
|Standard Charge||£1 per item|
|Renewal fees||as above|
|Renewal fees||25p per day per item|
Audio items are free-of-charge for people under 16 years, over 60 and for people registered blind or visually impaired.
- Blockbuster Films are £3 per loan for 1 week
- Feature Films and Documentaries are £1.20 per loan for one week
- Multi DVD sets (items with 3 or more discs) are £2 per loan for one week
If DVDs are overdue, full hire charges will apply for every additional hire period stated.
- Black and white photocopies, (A4) 15p per page
- Black and white photocopies, (A3) 25p per page
- Colour photocopies, (A4) 50p per page
- Colour photocopies, (A3) £1 per page
- Black and white printing, (A4) 15p per page
- Colour printing, (A4) 50p per page
- Scanning, (A4) 5p per page - currently only available at Wood Green and Marcus Garvey Libraries
- Outgoing UK (per sheet) £1.10
- International (per sheet) £1.60
- Incoming faxes (per sheet) £1.10