Top of page
Global Site Navigation

Library Services

Local Section Navigation

Help us improve our content by rating this page.

Page rating system

Please leave a comment about your rating so we can better understand how we might improve the page.

You are here: Main Content

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.

Library Penalty Schedule

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.
High Use 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.
Skip to top of page