Borrowing from the library
Libraries Tasmania no longer charges overdue fines. So if you’re running late to get a book back, just drop it off next time you’re coming past, or return it to another library as soon as you’ve finished with it. Note, if items are still not returned after three weeks, you’ll lose the ability to borrow.
If you have accidentally lost or damaged an item, we’ll only ask you to pay a fair replacement cost based on the item’s age and condition.
Remember, you can borrow and drop back your book or item at any one of our libraries in Tasmania.
So come into one of our libraries and see what’s new.
|Fee type||Fee type|
|Overdue items||No fee when returned|
|Damaged items||Cost of repair or fair replacement cost|
|Lost items||No fee if returned or fair replacement cost|
Items for sale
- Tasmanian archive and heritage films and DVDs
- Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts merchandise
- Launceston publications
- Library bags standard $5.00 / premium $10.00 can be purchased in-person at your local library (subject to availability).
We charge on a cost recovery basis for the following services.
- Copying and printing
- Some courses
- Meeting room hire.
Please check with your local library for details.
Copying & printing
Copies for personal use only in line with copyright requirements. If a copy is for publication, you must ask permission. See our Copies from our collections page for more information.
|Downloading a digital item from our catalogue; scanning or taking a photograph of an item from our collection||Free|
|Black and white photocopies or printouts from online items or microfilm, A4 or A3||20c per page|
|Colour photocopies; colour printouts from online items or microfilm||A4 $2.25, A3 $3.15 per page|
|Printouts from microfilm (outside Hobart)||60c|
|Photocopy or printed scan of an item made by our staff for you to collect from your local library||20c per page|
|Interlibrary loan : an item obtained from an external library (e.g. UTAS Library or State Library of NSW)||standard $30.30|
|Document supply : a photocopy or digital scan of pages from a journal, a book or files, obtained from an external library (e.g. UTAS Library or State Library of NSW)||$19.70 for up to 25 pages (per item), $4.60 for each additional|
25 pages or part thereof
|Standard high quality emailed image at 300 ppi A4 sized JPEG or TIFF||$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 (delivery time to be negotiated)||$100.00|
|A copy of Tasmanian audiovisual material such as a film or piece of music||By quotation. See also items for sale.|
Adult Education course fees are in the Course Guide, other courses may have a small fee.
You can pay any fee at your local library. Adult Education fees are payable at the time of enrolment online, by phone or in person.
Book Groups at Libraries Tasmania
There are no fees for coordinating a book group.