Hull students fined £150,000 in library fines over the last three years

36,618 fines were given out in the 2015/2016 academic year

Following a Freedom of Information request by The Tab, it has been found that Hull students have managed to rack up over £150,000 worth of fines in the last three years.

Although the lowest of the three years, 4,137 students gained 36,618 fines creating a substantial fine of £42,273 owed to the library in 2015/16 academic year.

Although the amount of fines have reduced since previous years, this is still a huge debt and on average each student fined owed around £10 of fines.

Compared to previous years, there is a positive trend in the reduction of library fines. In the 2014/15 academic year, £47,885 was fined from 4,912 students – around 38,477 fines.

Although the average amount owed was lower than 2014/15, more students incurred fines and created a larger amount owed to the library.

Although both 2014/15 and 2015/16 had high fine rates, they are both a substantial improvement on the fine total in the academic year of 2013/14 which totalled a massive £76,096 in fines.

This was created with 45,297 individual fines from 5,763 students leaving the average amount owed as £13 per student.

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