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How much are fines for overdue loans?

If you don't return your loans on time you will be fined:

  • £2 per day for standard loans (remember these are automatically renewed by the Library but if someone else needs the item we will email your University account and tell you when you need to return it by)
  • 50p per hour/part hour - Short Loans and laptop loans
  • 30p per day - Interlibrary Loans (the British Library may also charge for overdue items) 

If your fine is over £10 you'll need to pay some or all of it before you can borrow or place a hold.  This also applies if your current fine plus projected fines on any overdues are over £10.

The Library reviews its fines and charges each year and we aim to keep them in line with other universities.

How can I avoid fines?

Remember to keep your receipt when you borrow - the date or time that you have to return your loans is on the self service receipt. 

We will automatically renew standard loans for you but if someone else needs the item we will email your University email account so please remember to check this regularly.

If your loans are overdue we'll let you know:

  • we'll send an overdue notice to your University email account; we don't post them
  • invoices for very overdue books or lost items are posted
  • information about your fines is shown on your Library account (access via the Catalogue or the Library tab in MyBeckett)

It's your responsibility to know when your loans are due back and return or renew them on time.

Please speak to Library staff if you have any queries or problems with overdues or fines.


How can I pay my fines?

You can pay fines:

  • online via Self Service on the Library Catalogue
  • via the Chip & PIN machine in each Library
  • by phoning 0113 812 1000 
  • in person 

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What happens if I lose my book?

If you lose or damage anything you have on loan please tell Library staff immediately. 

If you don't find them you'll be expected to pay the replacement cost.

If your loans become very overdue without being reported as lost you'll receive an invoice for the replacement cost.

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Your Library account

Log in to your Library account via the Catalogue or the Library tab in MyBeckett to:

  • check your loans
  • see if your holds are ready to collect
  • change your PIN for borrowing
  • pay fines online
  • review your loan history