Audio books are loaned for a period of three weeks and are free for all borrowers.
All posted library notifications incur a charge of 80p. This includes 'reservation waiting collection' and 'overdue loan' notifications and applies to all borrowers, including under 16s.
Notifications sent by text are 10p - please get in touch if you would like to set up this service. You will receive overdue loan and reservation waiting collection notices.
Notifications sent by email are free - please get in touch if you would like to set up this service. You will receive loan reminder notices a few days before items are due back as well as the standard overdue and reservation notices.
Exhibitions and Displays
There is no charge for holding an exhibition but charges will be levied for:
- Rental of space of 50 sq m and more (Urmston only) : £50 per week/part of week.
- Rental of space under 50 sq m : £25 per week/part of week.
- Public liability insurance: £10 per week.
Meeting rooms / community lettings
Meeting rooms are available for hire at Altrincham, Hale, and Urmston Libraries.
Please contact Lettings on 0161 912 3001/1072 to book a room at Hale or Urmston
Altrincham, meeting rooms should be booked using our online form. Please see the Altrincham Meeting Rooms page for details.
Library book sale
Items as priced
Library request service
All requests are free of charge providing the item is in stock/on order at any Trafford library at the time the request is made.
Requests for items from other library authorities £5.50 per request. The charge must be paid before the request is processed.
All items requested from the British Library, including photocopies and items from abroad are £10.00 (plus the standard not in stock charge of £5.50).
We welcome suggestions for stock. Visit our Recommend a book page for more information.
All charges are non-refundable.
Lost and damaged stock
The full replacement cost at the recommended retail price will be charged for all lost /damaged items.
The charge for an item borrowed from the British Library and then lost is £179.20. This rate is set by the British Library.
Musical Scores, Playsets and Orchestral Score hire by local societies (per set):
- 1 to 40 copies: £60
- 41 to 80 copies: £65
- 81 to 120 copies: £70
- over 120 copies: £80
A deposit will not be required, but non return of part(s) of a set will mean no further loans until the society pays the full replacement cost charged by the lending authority or replaces the music.
Photocopying/printing charges are:
- Black per A4 sheet: 10p
- Black per A3 sheet: 15p
- Colour per A4 sheet: 50p
- Colour per A3 sheet: £1
- Scanning: 10p
Public access computers
Sessions are free for the first hour, 50p per half hour (or part of half hour) thereafter.
Suspension of membership
Library membership will be suspended if items are not returned despite reminders being sent. If suspended, members will not be able to borrow library material or use the computers until measures have been taken to remove the suspension. It is advisable to discuss this with the Library Manager.
Please note: It is important that you retain your till receipt as no corrections or refunds for monies paid will be made without production of till receipt within 21 days.