Penalties for returning loans late

Is there a penalty if I return loans late to the Library?

You will incur fines if you do not return a High Demand or recalled loan by the due time or date. Details on when penalties apply and how much you may be fined are listed on the Fines and payments web page.

If you have an overdue loan, your borrowing privileges will be suspended until the loan is returned. If your unpaid fines total $24 or more, your borrowing privileges will remain suspended until the fine is paid in full. In addition, if you are a UWA student, a debt will be recorded as an Administrative Encumbrance on your student record, which will prevent access to examination results, transcripts, graduation and re-enrolment. This encumbrance will be removed once the total fine has been paid in full. You will still be able to borrow normally if your fine is less than $24.

If you have loans that are a month or more overdue, you will be requested to pay a $99 replacement fee for each item. This charge will be waived, or refunded, if the item is returned.


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