Overdue and lost items
Please note: Overdue item emails and recall emails will start being sent out on April 1st, 2021. Any items overdue at this point will need to be returned to the library as soon as possible. You may incur a fine if you do not return your overdue item - the charge is 50p per day. See Return books and resources for further information.
Return or renew items on time
You will be charged if your book is requested by another user and you fail to return it on time.
Check your library account to see if:
- a loaned item is requested - you need to return it as soon as possible.
- a loaned item is invoiced - you need to return it to the library. Invoiced items will block your account and prevent you from borrowing new material.
What are the charges?
The charges are:
- 50p per day for one week loan items
- If an item is very overdue a Student Debtors Statement charging you the replacement cost of the items will be raised by the University - this will prevent registration of the next year of your course and may prevent the award of your degree.
What if I lose an item?
You will be charged for a replacement of any item you lose.
The replacement cost charge is a minimum of £15 per item.
Once a lost item has been replaced, your account can be cleared and related fines will be waived.
Pay your charge
Pay online via the My Account feature in Library Search. Access your account, go to the fines and fees section and follow the onscreen instructions.
What if a book goes overdue?
At the end of your 52 week renewal period you will get regular reminders asking you to renew the book. If you don’t renew the book within five weeks we will contact you with an invoice asking you to pay to replace the book. If the book is returned / renewed promptly at this point the invoice will be cancelled.