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Borrowing, renewals and reservations

About library fines

  • Please check your receipt for the due date and return or renew all items on time to avoid fines.
  • Fines are charged to encourage the prompt return of items so that other library users can access the materials that they need.
  • My Library Account is available 24/7 to check and renew your loans.
  • You may pay charges:
    • online via My Library Account with a debit/credit card;
    • at the Library help desk with cash, debit/credit card or Met Card;
    • by telephone on 0161 247 6106 using a debit/credit card.

Fine rates

Fines are charged at the following rates and apply to all Library users.  Fines will accrue all year round on overdue items (during term time and vacation).

Loan period Fine per item Maximum fine
Two Week Loans 50p per item per day £10 per item
Inter-Library Loans 50p per item per day £30 per item
NB: a British Library charge of at least £160.10 plus VAT may also be applicable for overdue ILL items.