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How to use the Library: Library Charges

Our professional team of staff offer a wide range of services to all QMU students, staff and visitors. From help with joining and borrowing; enquiry service, interlibrary loans and photocopying as well as subject support from Liaison Librarians.

How to pay

Charges can be paid at the Helpdesk, using your Smartcard. You can also make fixed payments via the Library Catalogue or by using the Paypal option below.  Please do not overpay if you use this option.  Alternatively, you can visit our Finance Office or they can take payment over the phone.

Payment options
Fine Category
Student number


Fines on standard loans

The following fines are currently levied for overdue loans:

21 day loans - 20p per item per day

7 day loans - 50p per item per day

1 day loans (DVDs) - £3 per item per day (All Discs/videos are charged individually, including those in a set)

Equipment loans (excluding Student Services equipment) - £1 a day


Billing and replacement cost charges

Failure to return or renew overdue loans will result in the borrower being invoiced for the cost of replacement. There is currently a minimum charge of £20.00 per item plus a billing fee.  The billing fee is the made up of a £2 processing charge and the maximum overdue fine on the item.

The borrower will still be liable for the billing fee if the item is returned. Billing fees are detailed below.

21 day loan - billed when 35 days overdue - £8 + replacement cost

7 day loan - billed when 31 days overdue - £12 + replacement cost

1 day loan (DVDs) - billed when 25 days overdue - £17 + replacement cost

Equipment loans - billed when 21 days overdue - £30 + replacement cost

Fines Queries

The LRC Helpdesk staff can advise you on how your fines have been calculated.