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Overdue penalties

Our library has a penalty system for overdue items to ensure resources are available for all students.

  • Overdue and penalty notices are sent as a courtesy only.
  • Borrowers are responsible for the return of items irrespective of the receipt/non-receipt of notices.
  • ECU students will receive all library notices via their ECU student email address.
  • Regularly check your student email account as messages will not be delivered if your mailbox size limit (quota) is exceeded.
  • ECU will not guarantee delivery to forwarding addresses and will not monitor and/or manage undeliverable messages.
  • Non-ECU students can register their email address with loans staff or their notices will be sent via post.
  • Any borrower who has items overdue may be invoiced for the cost of the item plus GST and any accrued penalties.
  • Failure to clear an invoice or fines may result in further penalties being applied.
  • Overdue library items must be returned and outstanding library fines paid or you may incur an encumbrance on your student record causing you to be ineligible to graduate. Contact us for assistance.

For further information please refer to the Library Penalty Schedule in the Library Rules.

Overdue penalty rates

  
Loan type Penalty rate
Standard loan items No fines, but invoiced after 10 days.
 Short term loans/Videos $2.00 per day per item.
10 days to accumulate $20 fine plus cost of item, and block on further loans.
Recalled items $2.00 per day per item.
10 days to accumulate $20 fine plus cost of item, and block on further loans.
Reserve collection $4.00 per hour per item.
5 hours to accumulate $20 fine plus cost of item, and block on further loans.
Owing $20 or more in fines No borrowing allowed until charges reduced below $20
Outstanding library fines or returns Ineligible to graduate until the encumbrance is lifted from your student record.
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