Policies, Fees and Charges

From 1 July 2023 we are removing overdue fines for all returned library items. Read more here.


Membership fees Fees/Charges GST inc.
Annual Membership - local resident/ratepayer/work or study in City of Ryde (reciprocal membership Council)   $0.00 No
Annual Membership - Out of Area (non-reciprocal). Effective 1 December 2020* $120.00 No
Annual Membership - Out of Area (non-reciprocal) <6 years of age. Limited membership. Effective 1 December 2020*



*Cancellation fees apply as per the City of Ryde annual scheduled Fees and Charges

 Overdue Library Loans Fees/Charges GST inc.
Fines $0.00 per item per day No
Fast Reads overdue charge $0.00 per item per day No
Lost/Damaged Library Stock Fees/Charges GST inc.
Replacement charge for items lost or damaged beyond suitability for inclusion in stock Purchase price paid, plus $12.60 non-refundable stock processing fee No
Lost piece/s of toy $8.20 per piece No
Lost toy bag $2.30 No
DVD/CD case lost/broken/defaced $4.10 No
DVD/CD paper insert lost/damaged $5.70 processing fee for replacement of lost insert. Item retained in the collection. No
Lost or damaged item wrap $8.10 No
Replacement of lost or damaged tags, e.g. RFID, barcodes $2.30 No
Lost CD $21.50 No
Replacement of lost or damaged Library membership card $6.30 No
Photocopiers/Printers Fees/Charges GST inc.
A4 Black and White $0.20 per copy / $0.15 per copy (double-sided) Yes
A3 Black and White $0.40 per copy / $0.30 per copy (double-sided) Yes
A4 Colour $1.30 per copy / $ 0.95 per copy (double-sided) Yes
A3 Colour $2.60 per copy / $1.90 per copy (double-sided) Yes
Microfilm / Microfiche printer $0.40 per copy Yes
Information Retrieval Fees/Charges GST inc.
Specialised research for clients $202 per hour (minimum 1 hour, followed by 15 minute increments) Yes
Inter Library Loans (charges levied upon City of Ryde Libraries) Actual charge as billed plus GST Yes
Inter Library Loan - Processing Fee $3.00 per item Yes
Publications/Promotions Fees/Charges GST inc.
Postcards  $1 each
$5 per pack of 8
$6 per pack of 10
A Place of Pioneers by Phillip Greeves $7.10 Yes
Then and Now photographic book $6.60 Yes
A Wonderful Pair of Shoes $16.50 Yes
Oral History booklets $6.60 each Yes
Sweet and Savoury Family Favourites: a Collection of Recipes and Family Memories $17.10 Yes
Local Studies photographs  No Charge – Electronic files Yes
Activities/User Education Fees/Charges GST inc.
Children's/Youth/Adult activities - Basic $6.00 Yes
Children's/Youth/Adult activities - Standard $11.00 Yes
Children's/Youth/Adult activities - Special Special activities at cost - concession available for designated activities Yes
Workshops and training sessions - Standard $22.00 Concession available at $15.00  Yes
Workshops and training sessions - Premium At cost. Direct/staff costs as applicable divided by participants  
Book Club - Annual Membership $68.00 per group Yes
Library bags $3.00 Yes