Fees and merchandise

Fees for lost or damaged items

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.

Libraries Tasmania does not charge overdue fines.

Fee typeFee type
Overdue itemsNo fee when returned
Damaged itemsCost of repair or fair replacement cost
Lost itemsNo fee if returned or fair replacement cost

Fees for other services

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

Meeting room hire

Some of our libraries have meeting rooms for hire. Fees charged depend on whether it is for commercial use or not-for-profit use. See the fees table on Meeting rooms at your library for more information.

Copying, printing and scanning

Copies can be made in line with copyright requirements for personal use only. If a copy is for publication, you must ask permission. See our Copies from our collections page for more information.

Fee typeAmount
Downloading a digital item from our catalogue; scanning or taking a photograph of an item from our collection; scanning from microfilmFree
Black and white photocopies or printouts from online items or microfilm, A4 or A320c per page
Colour photocopies; colour printouts from online itemsA4 $2.25, A3 $3.15 per page
Printouts from microfilm (outside Hobart)20c
Photocopy or printed scan of an item made by our staff for you to collect from your local library20c per page
Interlibrary loan : an item obtained from an external library (e.g. National Library of Australia or State Library of NSW)standard $32.40
Document supply : a photocopy or digital scan of pages from a journal, a book or files, obtained from Libraries Tasmania or an external library (e.g. National Library of Australia or State Library of NSW)$21.10 for up to 25 pages (per item), $4.90 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 musicBy quotation. See also items for sale.

Course fees

Adult Education course fees are in the Adult Education Course Guide. Fees are payable at the time of enrolment online, or by phone or in person at your local library.

On occasion, we may charge a cost recovery fee for an event or program held at one of our libraries.

If you have any questions about fees, please contact your local library.


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