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Overdue books and Library fines

Fines are charged on overdue loans 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:

  • by using our ePayment system 
    • You can credit your central account at any time using a credit/debit card.
    • Once you have credited your account click the "Pay Library fines" link to transfer credit and clear your outstanding charges.
  • by telephone using a credit/debit card
  • by cash and credit card at Main library