Overdues and fines

Please be advised that some Library services and access to resources have been modified in response to the current COVID-19 situation. Visit the Library's updates and support page for all current information.

If you are concerned about fines you may have accrued as a result of the current situation please Contact the Library. See also Renewing and returning loans.

  • Pay Library fines online here
  • Enter your student number, staff number or library card number
  • Select the fines you wish to pay or part pay
  • Select your preferred payment method (Visa, Mastercard, Paypal)
  • Enter your email address for your receipt to be sent
  • Enter payment details in the secure form
  • Once payment is complete it will take a few minutes for your University record to be cleared

Any issues? Please email lendenq@newcastle.edu.au

The following fines apply to overdue material:

General collection (including Audiovisual material) $2.00 for the first day, then $0.50 per day
Course Readings $2.00 per hour (or part thereof)
BONUS+ $2.00 for the first day, then $0.50 per day
$125.00 replacement fee after 14 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 Readings.

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:

  • Online via Credit and Debit Cards + Paypal
  • At the Library via Eftpos + Credit Card
  • By phone Credit and Debit Card +61 2 49215850 during library hours

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Borrowing rights will be withdrawn if you fail to return material.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 Library Service Zone at any of the Libraries.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.