Following a steady reduction in fines charged in recent years, and in light of the current cost of living crisis, we will now stop charging fines for overdue returns on a permanent basis. We wish to ensure that our students have access to our resources and avoid unnecessary financial stress. Existing fines will be waived.
As fines were in place to encourage people to bring items back on time, we need everyone to play their part to make this work – support your University community by checking your University e-mail account regularly and returning items by their due dates.
If items are not returned on time, we will not ask you to pay a fine, but as other students need access to our items, your library account will be frozen and you will not be able to borrow any more items until the overdue item has been returned.
If the item has not been returned after two weeks, we will need to ensure we have a way to provide it to others, so we will begin the process of invoicing you for the replacement cost plus a handling charge.