Overdue items

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All overdue library fines will be wiped until further notice.

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​If you keep a library item beyond its due date without renewing it you will be liable for to fine for books and talking books.

Fines can be avoided by renewing or returning items on or before the due date. It is our policy not to charge children fines on childrens books. Fines are calculated per item, per library open day and continue to accrue until the item is returned.

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To prevent customers accruing excessive debt, library fines and re-hire charges are capped at a set amount per item borrowed.

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When your account has outstanding fines

We send overdue item and fine notices by email or text. If you do not supply either an email address or a mobile/landline telephone number please be aware that we do not send postal notices, however you will remain liable for all fines. If you do not pay off your fines you may be prevented from borrowing books or using the internet until you have settled your account.

How to avoid fines

Sign up to receive an email reminder two library 'open days' before items are due to be returned, permitting time for them to be renewed or returned helping you to avoid incurring fines.

The pre-due notice service is by email only and is available on all types of library items. To activate pre-due notices on your account please contact your local library.

Please keep your details up to date

Please continue to ensure that your email and/or telephone numbers are correct. You can update your personal details in person at any library branch or on Libraries Online Virtual Library.

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PO Box 700
Burton Street

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