Nottingham Uni raked in a whopping £66k from overdue library books last year
Books overdue? Looks like you’re going to be overdrawn
Student budgeting is hard enough as it is: rent, bills, transport all make huge dents on your little bank account, with little recourse for an odd night out here or there. And if you're unlucky, an overdue library loan could bring you into overdraft.
And that's exactly what's happened at Nottingham University. Last year (1 October 2016 to 30 September 2017), the uni totalled a staggering £66,775.44 from overdue library items, from students already damaged by their expenses.
To put that into context, the money sacrificed could buy you:
Over 4,450 VKs
Around 67,000 Freddos (ajusted to inflation)
19,700 meal deals at SPAR
10,280 entries in Crisis
Fund seven years of university
So, you've made the adult decision to take a book out of the library, you're one step closer to being a fully dedicated student. But be warned, failure to renew a book or return it on time could land you with a hefty fine.
Universities across the country are raking it in annually from the habits of forgetful students. Next time you take out a book, be sure to note down its due date or set a reminder on your phone. Think of the money it could spare you!