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Overdue books and Library fines

Do you charge fines if my books become overdue?

Yes we do.

This is to ensure that stock is put back in to circulation as quickly as possible for the benefit of all students. 

What are the fine rates?

Fine rates are as follows and apply to all staff and students of the University and other categories of membership who can borrow books.

Fine and charging rates
Loan typeDaily fine rateMaximum charges per book
High demand 50p per hour or part of an hour, not including weekends


Recalled loan £2 per day


How do I pay a fine?

You can pay Library fines by the following methods: