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Fees + merchandise

Most of our services are free.  

We charge on a cost recovery basis for the following services.

Some community managed Online Access Centres may charge fees for other services. Please check with your local library or online access centre​ for details​.

Library borrowing

All library loans are free, apart from the New Release express service loans at the Hobart Library and Launceston Library​. There are fees for overdue, damaged or lost library items and lost librarycards. Pay library fees online through My Account​ or in person at any library. See more about borrowing library items.​

If you loose your library card, please fill out the lost library card form.

Items for sa​le

​Copying and printing​

​Copies for personal use only in line with copyright requirements. If a copy is for publication, you must ask permission.​ ​

Fee type Amount
Copy our online resources yourself digitally, copy using your digital camera or by scanning to digital media Free
Black and white photocopies or printouts from online items or microfilm, A4 or A3, self-service 20c per page
Microfilm copies (outside Hobart) self-service 60c
Colour photocopies or printouts from online items or microfilm, self-service A4 $2.25, A3 $3.15 per page
Interlibrary loan or copy service (article of up to 50 pages, includes postage if within Australia) standard $16.50
Photocopy or printed scan of items by staff to access items in another location, collected from a library 20c per page
Standard high quality image at 300 dpi A4 sized JPEG or TIFF, provided on a CD ROM $45.00
Non-standard high quality image - captured at a specific resolution or requiring special treatment due to their size, proportion or housing $90.00
Urgent order fee (standard order delivery time: 10-15 working days, urgent orders to be negotiated) $100.00
Tasmanian audio and visual material By quotation.  See also items for sale.​​​​​​​​​​

​​Li​brary overdue and los​​t item fees

As defined by Sections 9A(4) and 9B(2) of the ​​Libraries Act 1984​.

If you owe $10 or more you won't be able to borrow. If you pay all or some of this amount then you will  be able to borrow again.

Fee type Amount
Overdue item fee per week past the due date of return.  People under 18 are exempt. $1.00 per week or part thereof, up to $5.00.
Items lost or long overdue (more than 5 weeks) - Processing fee + purchase price.  If the purchase price is not known, we will charge an average price. $10.45 processing fee + purchase price. Average prices: General including recorded books - $20.00, video - $36.20, DVD - $30.00, Serial - $6.05
Damaged items The cost of repair if the item can be repaired.  If the item is damaged beyond simple repair, we charge the same as lost items.
Missing or damaged barcode if there is no other damage. $5.50

​Course fees

Adult education course fees are in the Course Guide, other courses may have a small fee.

Please note that some Online Access Centres are community managed and may have some different fees. Please check with your loca​l library or online access centre​ for details.

You can pay any fee at your local library​. Adult education fees are payable at the time of enrolment on line, by phone or in person. ​


Book Group Tasmania fees

Membership type Annual fee
12 books - Full membership $109
12 books - Seniors Card Concession $97
12 books - Other Concession Card $80
12 books - Group Secretary discount fee $55
6 books - Full membership $67
6 books - Seniors Card Concession $60
6 books - Other Concession Card $51
6 books - Group Secretary discount fee $33