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Fines and how to Avoid them

You can avoid fines by renewing or 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:

  • Items that cannot be renewed are returned late
  • Items are renewed or returned after their due date

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Current Charges

 Loan Type
Day 1-8
 Day 9 Onwards
 Normal Loan
 10 pence per day
 50 pence per day
 Short Loan
 50 pence per day
 £1 per day


Important Information

If you do not return your overdue items within 40 days your Library account will be locked. You will also incur replacement items costs and administrative charges in addition to any fines.

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.


How to 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.