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Library fines and charges

Pay your Library fines and fees online now

We charge fines on all overdue library materials. Remember to return your items on loan before the due date to avoid being fined.

Please be aware that the due date on your items may change if another student places a reservation on them. We will email you if your due dates change, so it’s important that you check your Strathclyde email account regularly.

Library fines

We are currently only charging fines on reserved items, at a rate of £1 per day.

Loan typeFineMaximum charge per item (£)
Standard loan 20p per day 10
1 week loan 20p per day 10
Short loan (1 day loan) 50p per hour for all overdue hours 10
Reserved item £1 per day 10

If fines on your account total more than £10 you won't be able to borrow anything else until you have made a payment.

You can pay fines online or with a credit/debit card at the self-service kiosks on Level 3.


Fines and charges exceptions policy

We may waive fines in exceptional circumstances.


Contact us

Ask at the desk in the Library during staffed hours if you have any questions about fines or charges. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone or email.