The Library to suspend overdue fines in 2021

Books on a shelf in the Library

We know how challenging 2020 was and we want to make sure 2021 is your most successful year ever! To support students and staff in the new year, the Library will be suspending overdue fines in 2021. From Monday 18 January 2021, we won’t charge you for returning an overdue item and we’ll waive all overdue fines on your account.

We do want to make sure all students and staff have access to items that are in demand, so you should still return your items on time, especially those in our 2-hour collection and items that are recalled by another person. If you do have an item that is overdue, you won’t be able to borrow another item or renew any of your items until the overdue item is returned. We’ll send you due-date reminders to your University email address, and you can always check MyAccount for a list of your loaned items and their due dates.

If you have an item that is long overdue, we’ll mark it as lost. This means we’ve assumed you’ve lost the item, and you’ll be sent a lost item bill. If the lost item isn’t returned, replaced or paid for within three months, it may attract additional academic sanctions. For more information, please see our updated guide on fines and fees.

Help everyone get the most out of the Library by practising good library etiquette and always being considerate of others. When you borrow an item, be sure to follow our updated borrowing terms and conditions so that everyone has access to our collections.

If you have any questions, please contact Mark Jamieson, Assistant Manager Site Services (, or Jeff Cruz, Associate Director Site Services (