Library Fees & Charges

Payment can be made using EFTPOS, Visa and Mastercard only. Council no longer accepts cash or cheques.

The library fees and charges for 2023 - 2024 are as follows:

Public Access Computer Usage

Internet Access - maximum 2 hours per customer per day


16GB USB Drive


Photocopying / Printing

Black & White A4


Black & White A3


Colour A4


Colour A3


Inter Library Loan Requests


Standard Requests




University or Specialist Library


Local Studies Research (Commercial)


Replacement Membership Card


Lost or Damaged Items

Original cost of the item plus outstanding overdue fees*

Overdue Charges

1st notice

2nd notice additional

3rd final notice additional




Room Hire

Castle Hill and Vinegar Hill Memorial Library Meeting Rooms

$15.50 (per hour)

Sonya Phillips Room, Castle Hill and William Bernard Room, Vinegar Hill

$40.00 (per hour)

Library Programs and Activities

Companion Card Holders (where applicable) are entitled to one free entry with paying ticket.

Level 1 Ticket


Level 2 Ticket


Level 3 Ticket


Level 4 Ticket


Level 5 Ticket


Level 6 Ticket


Level 7 Ticket


Level 8 Ticket


Level 9 Ticket


Level 10 Ticket


Level 11 Ticket


*Denotes items that do not attract GST

Minimising Overdue Charges

  • Return your items on or before the due date.
  • Use the after hours chute at any branch for the return of items when the library is closed.
  • Provide the library with your correct email address. You will be sent a courtesy email reminder notice a few days before your items are due to be returned.
  • Renew your items before they are due. Items may be renewed once for a further three weeks online or at any library branch. All items may be renewed unless they are overdue or have been reserved by another borrower. You can perform renewals via the library website, The Hills Shire Library App or in-person.
  • When you borrow, rather than taking a few items on each family member's card, try to borrow the maximum of 10 items on one or two cards.
  • Going on holidays? Let a staff member know before you borrow and an extended loan period can be arranged.

Remember, talk to us before fines become a problem. We will be pleased to help. 

Contact staff at any of the Hills Libraries for further information.