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You will be fined for items returned or renewed late. All fines must be paid in full as soon as possible.

Fine charges
Type of loanFine
Ordinary loan 30p per day 
Short loans, laptops and room keys 80p per hour
Overnight loans  20p per hour 
Interlibrary loans  40p per day 


You can pay fines/charges:

  • online using your debit/credit card
  • over the phone by debit/credit card
  • in cash or credit/debit card at the lending desk
Debit or credit card payments can only be made for fines of £3 or more

Lost books

 Tell us if you have lost your book and we will let you know the replacement cost. Or provide us with a replacement copy yourself using the following guidance: 

Top tips

  • The due back date will be printed on the self- service receipt or stamped on the date label of the book
  • Check when your books are due back and renew them by logging into your library account on NUsearch
  • Check your emails regularly - we will remind you when books are due back or have been requested by someone else

In exceptional circumstances fines may be reduced if:

  • it is your first fine (up to £10)
  • you have ongoing and proven technical problems with email access
  • you are ill or bereaved
  • you are away on University business where the location or frequency of travel makes communication particularly difficult

University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

Please see our Help and support page for
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