Charges and Subscriptions


Cost of annual membership from April - March
Public libraries based on size of authority at £5.00 per 1,000 population
HE libraries set amount of £350.00
FE libraries, health and special/national libraries set amount of £120.00
Schools and small institutions set amount of £50

NB. The supply of photocopies between SWRLS members is not included within the above arrangements. SWRLS members should agree and recover the costs of supplying photocopies to each other at the time of supply.


British Library:

Items supplied by the British Library (charges apply from 1 August 2018)

Please note that SWRLS members, as being for the Public Good, receive the following reduced rates:

  • Standard service electronic source and supply - £5.45 + VAT
  • Standard service scanned-from-print electronic delivery - £9.55 + VAT
  • Standard service mail delivery - £11.05
  • Standard service loan - £15.40

For other charges, please see link to British Library charges here.


Items supplied by CONARLS members (charges amended 1 August annually)

  • £6.00 per item (2018/19)