Overdues and fines

The following fines apply to overdue material:

General collection (including Audiovisual material)$2.00 for the first day, then $0.50 per day
Course Reserves$2.00 per hour (or part thereof)
BONUS+$2.00 for the first day, then $0.50 per day
$125.00 replacement fee after 15 days

These fines apply to each item you have borrowed.

If your fines are over $15.00 ($10.00 for community borrowers) you must reduce them to borrow anything other than Course Reserves.

University Staff do not receive overdue fines for late return of University of Newcastle items. Staff will be invoiced for items that are more than 42 days overdue and a replacement fee must be paid for lost or damaged items. Staff receive fines for all BONUS+ material held past due date.

Fines payments can be made via:

  • Eftpos + Credit Card at the Library
  • Credit Card by telephone: +61 2 49215850
  • Cash or Cheque at the Cashiers Office in the Commonwealth Bank at Callaghan Campus or in the Student Administration Building at the Central Coast Campus.

All loans are subject to recall after 14 days if the material is requested by another user.

Borrowing rights will be withdrawn if you fail to return material.

If Library material is lost or damaged, the replacement cost plus a processing fee will be charged.

Queries should be directed to the Loans staff at any of the Libraries.