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Students will no longer receive fines when returning a reserved book or laptop after their due date or time, and all existing fines will be cleared from accounts with immediate effect.
You will no longer be charged if you return a book after the due date or a laptop after its return time. This change is to ensure our Libraries are open to all; we want to enable all students to access our resources and avoid adding to anyone’s financial stresses. Having previously removed the majority of fines, in light of the cost of living crisis, it’s only right to remove these final fines and clear all current balances.
There’s no need to worry about renewing your books, this is done automatically! Only when another user requests the book, will you have seven days to return the item/s.
Fines were in place to encourage people to bring their books back on time. Under the new process, if a user fails to return a requested item after seven days, their borrowing rights will be frozen until it is returned. If after several reminders the book hasn’t been returned, a lost book fee will still be charged. This fee will be waived if the book is subsequently returned.
For this to work, we need everybody in our library community to play their part. You can check how many books you have and the status of each item online by signing into Library Search, on self-service machines, or via the My Liverpool App.
Read more about borrowing books, book renewals and checking your Library borrowing account.
Can’t find the book you need? Make use of our Get It For Me service. Simply tell us what you need and we will do our best to source it for you as quickly as possible.
We will review the impact of this change at the end of the academic year. If you have any questions or feedback about this new process, please let us know!