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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 by contacting The <i> by phone on: 01772 895000 or by emailing the Inter Library loans team on:

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 any of the Self-Service machines in the Library
  • 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>.