Cardiff students racked up over £260,000 in library fines last year
Nearly one million pounds worth of fines has been amassed in the past three academic years
According to a Freedom of Information request by The Tab, it has been revealed that 182,689 fines were dished out for not giving back books on time in the 2015/16 academic year.
£264,387.04 worth of fines were collected for overdue books that year.
Over 14,300 students received a fine, which equates to just under half the amount of people who attend Cardiff Uni, for keeping a book too long because they were doing work (or just forgetting they had a book).
However, the numbers have fallen. In the year 2014/2015, over £300,000 worth of fines were collected, with a total of 214,904 fines being given to 14,328 stressed students.
The year before a whopping £384,763.75 worth of fines was given to 15,096 students. In simpler terms, that’s 155,105 VKs in Juice.
Nearly £1,000,000 worth of fines has been amassed in the past three academic years. However, some fines were waived or not paid so these figures are only representative of the ones incurred.