Information Services

Fines and Charges

All overdue loans are subject to fines. You will not be able to borrow if you have outstanding charges of £5.00 or more. The following rates apply:

  • Standard loans: 10p per day
  • Standard loans requested by another borrower: 40p per day
  • 2 night loans: £2.50 per day
  • 7 night (The McClay Library only): £2.50 per day
  • 1 week (Biomedical Library only): 50p per day
  • DVDs (1 night loan): £2.50 per day


Fines Payment Station in The Biomedical Library

Students with charges of £1 or more will be notified of their outstanding charges in a weekly email.

Fines and charges can be paid at the Borrower Services Desk in any of the Libraries by cash, cheque, credit/debit card or online via My Account.

Alternatively students can use their smartcards in the Fines Payment Stations, located in The McClay Library, the Medical Library and the Biomedical Library.



Borrowers who have very overdue items may be invoiced for their replacement cost.

If you have lost an item, contact the Library as soon as possible. When you report an item missing or lost, we start a search of the Library for it. If it is not found we invoice you for a replacement. Once you have paid your invoice, we will clear your record.

If you need to talk to somone about charges on your library record, please contact your nearest Borrower Services Desk.

Full Library regulations are included in the Regulations for students (other regulations) pages available from the University General Regulations web page.