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Paying library fines

You’ll be fined if you return or renew an item after the due date. This also applies to recalled materials that you return after the new due date.

Please be aware that fines are calculated when you return items, so you will not see any fines accrued on overdue items until then.  So, it is important that you are aware of when your items are due.

Please note that SOAS Library cannot waive or refund fines once paid.
Our current fine rates

Loan type Fine
Long loans (2 weeks/1 month/3 months) 25p per day until returned
One-week loans 75p per day until returned
Music CDs (3-day loan) 75p per day until returned
DVDs (3-day loan) 75p per day until returned
Carrel Keys (4 hour loan) £1 per hour until returned

There are also charges for lost items or anything that’s damaged when returned.

How to pay fines

Please make sure you clear any fines or outstanding charges before you complete your studies at SOAS