Q. What are the rates for fines? How can I pay them?
All borrowers are liable for fines if Library materials are not returned to the Main Issue or Pacific Collection desks by the date or time due, and formally cancelled. Users with overdue books will be prevented from borrowing until the overdue item is returned and the fine cleared. A fine for an overdue item cannot be paid until the item is returned.
Fines are calculated as follows:
Students (General Books): first day F$1.00, 50 cents per day/per item thereafter. For example, if you return a book 11 days overdue the fine is F$6.00.
Staff (General Books): first day F$3.00, $1.00 per day/per item thereafter.
Students and Staff (Reserve and Pacific Collection item): F$1.00 initially plus F$1.00 each hour thereafter or part thereof. For example, if an item is returned two hours two minutes overdue the fine is F$3.00.
Note: Library regulations state that the Library "shall be under no obligation to notify borrowers when books or other items held by the Library are overdue".
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