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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.

Loan period Fine per item Maximum fine
One day loans £5 per item per day £30 per item
One week loans 50p per item per day £10 per item
Four week loans 20p 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.