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University of Suffolk at West Suffolk College: Charges, Fines & Lost Books

Overdue & Lost Books

Overdue and lost books 

As a service we want to support you in your studies, and ensure you have the best possible access to our resources. We make library charges for the late return and loss of library materials, to ensure maximum availability of resources for everyone and to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to access the resource. If you experience any problems in returning or renewing at time, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us or send us an email on

How much?

We do have a library fine policy in place to ensure that all students have an equal opportunity to access our resources but understand that extenuating circumstances may have prevented you from renewing or returning the book. You can always renew your book online but if you need assistance, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us, or otherwise contact us on ! 

The rate of the fine per day (excluding closed days) depends on the format (i.e. book or DVD) and loan period. 

3 Week Loan 10p per day
1 Week Loan 20p per day
2 Day Loan 20p per day
DVD's 20p per day

Maximum Charge = £3.00

This is the maximum you will be charged for each overdue item

If you do happen to have charges on your account which need to be paid, you can do so by the Library Helpdesk counter, in cash or card. 

Lost books

If you have lost a book or think you may have lost a book, please come and talk to us or contact us on where we can check if the book has accidentally been returned to our shelves. If in the end it is finalised that the book is lost, we will ask you to pay for the replacement cost of the book and place a loan stop on your account until payment has been received.