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Fines, 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 requested by another borrower

40p per day

2 night loans

£2.50 per day

7 night (The McClay Library only)

£2.50 per day

DVDs (1 night loan)

£2.50 per day

In demand, very overdue or lost Inter-Library Loan

£194.80 replacement charge with a non-refundable administrative charge of £97.40 plus VAT 


Fines and charges can be paid Online via My Account

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 and we will invoice you for a replacement.

Students with charges of £1 or more will receive a weekly reminder email.

If you need to talk to someone about charges on your library record, or are having financial difficulties, please contact your nearest Borrower Services Desk.


The Library Borrowers has been created in order to set down the responsibilities of QUB Library Services and its customers in terms of loans, fines and charges.

Full Library regulations are available from the University General Regulations web page.

Updated September 2022