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What happens if my books go overdue?

Library fines are added to your account if you return or renew an item after its due date.  We do this to try and ensure that a person who borrows an item from the library does  not keep it indefinitely, and prevent another person from borrowing it.  These charges are added to accounts as part of our overdue policy.


The rate of the fine per day (excluding closed days) depends on the format (i.e. book or DVD) and original loan period. Short loans have higher rates as these are the books which are in higher demand and usually on a reading list. 


Standard loan 10p per day
Short loan 20p per day
2 day loan 20p per day
DVD's 20p per day

Maximum Charge = £3.00

This is the maximum you will be charged for each overdue item