Cardiff uni scrap library fines in new automatic renewal system

Even your ones from last year won’t need to be paid


A new initiative run by Cardiff University libraries is seeing the end to library fines.

CU has now brought in an automatic renewal system, which means the book loan is automatically extended for an on-going one or two weeks, without a fine being owed.

Library fines used to run at 50p-£1 per day for one or two week loans. Two years ago the library made £1.4million from overdue library loans.

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The new new system has seen all overdue library fines from 2015-2016 eradicated.

Fines will only be charged if you do not return an item once it has been requested by another borrower.

To find out more see: blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/library/librarysearchupdate2016