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Cardiff University libraries made over £20,000 in late fines last year

Over a 1000 books were returned late

In the academic year 2016-2017, Cardiff University libraries received £20,106.98 from students, as a result of not returning borrowed books.

This figure does not include students paying for damages or loss of books, but purely for not returning them by their due date.

A new rule was put into action last year to help students who were not able or did not want to return books by a specific date, requesting that books be returned only if reserved electronically by another student.

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Once a book is requested, failing to return this book to one of the eight university libraries in the allotted time will result in students being fined £2 a day, the maximum fine accrued per issue period being £20.

This means over 1000 books were handed in late, with students having to cough up between £2 and £20.

The same rules are in place this year, for more information on library book fines and where to pay these fines click here.