York uni has made £144,000 in library fines since 2012

They probably spent it on the heating bill

Since 2012, the University of York has collected £144,897 in library fines.

The data comes from a Freedom of Information request made by The Tab.

In 2012-2013 a sizeable £57,426 was accumulated from a combination of late returns, key texts late returns, damage charges and even postal loan services.

A lesser but still shocking £35,531 was collected in 2013-2014, then another slight decrease from 2014-2015 with £29,902.

In the last year, from August 2015 to April 2016, the library accumulated £22,001 in charges.

In total, a sum of £144,897 has been collated through all the various library fines over the past four years (there isn’t any need for a £9000 a year joke because it’s on everyone’s minds anyway, burned there by Michael Gove and David Cameron’s branding iron of debt).

The average library charge per student, calculated by Redbrick, a York student pays £2.33 on average. Other notable averages from 2013 are Bristol with £5.52, Warwick with £3.10 and Nottingham with £2.45 on average per student.

The highest fine to be paid at the University of York was £118 in 2014.