Nottingham Uni made over £150,000 in library fines last year

Take your books back you cretins


The University of Nottingham made £154,098 in library fines last year.

The data, which was published by RedBrick, found Notts to be second in a list of lucrative libraries during the 2013/14 period.

Total university library charges in 2013/14

1. UCL – £204, 848
2. Leeds – £164, 870
3. Nottingham – £154, 098
4. Bristol – £125,800
5. Birmingham – £115,389
6. Durham – £114,095
7. Oxford (Bodleian Library) – £98,852
8. Warwick – £94,262
9. Cambridge – £35,980
10. York – £35, 531
11. Imperial College London – £3, 501

Astonishingly, most the figures refer solely to each university’s main library.  Nottingham, who seemed to have misunderstood the process, are the only university whose figure accounts for all its university libraries.

So much money wasted

So much money wasted

Perhaps not the wisest move as it places them in that top 3 just below Leeds and UCL. Either way,  Notts come away appearing a particularly unorganised bunch.

They also found the highest individual fines

Top five highest outstanding library charges

1. UCL – £478 (student who left in 2013)
2. UCL – £384 (student still registered at university)
3. Warwick – £245
4. Cambridge – £220
5. Birmingham – £142

Topping the chart by a land slide, is a UCL leaver who has accumulated an awe-inspiring £478 in “invoice replacement costs for unreturned books”

Despite the student’s record having expired on 29th September 2013, this rogue character has  failed to pay their outstanding bill.

Yet as the fee continues to rise, it would seem they are adamant on not being overtaken by that equally carefree soul currently in second.