Books must be returned by the due time or the due date to the Library from which they were borrowed. Overdue books will incur fines.
The due date or time for a book is on the receipt from the self-issue machine or stamped on the date label in front of the book.
Standard Loan books have a 5 day 'grace period' and Short Loan books have a 1 day 'grace period' after the due date during which fines will not be incurred. If the item is returned after the grace period, fines are incurred for that whole period.
e.g a Standard Loan book that is 5 days overdue will incur no fine but which is 6 days overdue will incur 6 x 20p = £1.20.
A Short Loan book that is 1 day overdue will incur no fine, but one which is 2 days overdue will incur 2 x 50p = £1.00.
The grace period does not apply to Standard Loan books that have been recalled.
The rate of fines are listed in the tables below:
|Overdue Short Loan||50p per day|
|Overdue Standard Loan||20p per day|
|Overdue Reserve Loan||2p per minute|
|Overdue Recalled item||£1.00 per day|
|Per item for Standard and Short Loans||£5.00|
|Per item for Recalled and Reserve items||£25.00|
Fines do not appear on your record until the overdue item(s) have been returned or renewed.
Library notices are normally sent all year round by email. It is important to check your email regularly.
If you have any queries about fines:
This article was published on Sep 9, 2013