Fines (and how to avoid them)

You now get a maximum of 26 weeks auto renewals on books.

You can avoid fines by returning items by their due date. Don't forget to collect your receipt when using the self-issue and return machines.

Fines will be charged when:
  • You have reached your maximum 26 weeks
  • When another borrower has placed a request on a book that you fail to return in time.

Please note: Auto renew does not apply to Alumni or Sconul users who need to renew in person at the i desk or by phone 01772 895000.

Current Charges

After final-auto renewal date - 50 pence per day.

After book has been recalled by another user - £1 per day.

Important Information

If you do not return your overdue items within 40 days your My Library Account will be locked. You will also incur replacement items costs.

How to pay fines

  • At The <i> on the ground floor in the Library
  • At any of the Issue Machines in the Library (using coins)
  • If over £3, then you can telephone The <i> on 01772 895000. Please note: this number is only for payment of fines and charges for replacement items when The <i> on the ground floor in the Library is open. Check The Library opening hours if you are unsure as to when they are open.
  • If over £3, then you can pay online by logging into your Library Account. You will need your borrower barcode to access your account.

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about anything on this page or you are experiencing any issues with your library account please contact a member of staff by telephone 01772 895000 or email The <i> alternatively, enquire at The <i> Service desk on the ground floor during staffed hours.