Renewals and Fines – Bath Spa University

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Review or renew your loans and requests.

Your loans will be automatically extended unless they have been recalled, or unless you have outstanding debts or overdue loans.

Please note: it's your responsibility to ensure loans are returned or renewed on time.


Fines are only charged on items that have been recalled and not returned by the new due date. We will email your University email address to inform you if your items have been recalled.

You can pay Library fines through your Library account.

Please make sure that all overdue items are renewed or returned before  making an online payment so that the amount owed is calculated correctly.

Frequently asked questions

Can I reserve books that are on the shelf before I visit the library?

Yes, this is possible via the Click and Collect service.

Once you have been notified that your request is available, you will have seven days to pick it up.

Unfortunately, you cannot reserve eBooks.

How many books can I take out?

All students and staff can borrow up to 25 items.

These can be any combination of items - books, audiovisual materials, DVDs, CDs etc.

How long can I keep books for?

There is a standard loan period of 90 days for all items, except those that are marked as reference only. Your items will be automatically renewed for you.

However, if an item you have on loan is recalled, i.e. if someone else requests it, you will need to return it by the new due date. This allows fair access to high demand items. 

Please email or contact us on chat if you need to discuss returning your items. 

What are the fines for overdue items?

Fines are only charged on items that have been recalled and not returned by the new due date. They are charged at 50p per day (not including weekends or closed days).

If fines are above £10.00 you will be not be able to borrow or renew items until you have paid.

What if I don’t return a book or it gets damaged?

Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help.

If Library items aren’t returned or are lost/damaged, you will temporarily have library privileges withdrawn and replacement costs will be charged at the full current price of the item.

Invoices for lost or damaged books will normally be added to your library account, and can be viewed and paid online. If you find and return the Library items within 6 months of the invoice being paid, we will be happy to give you a refund.

Please contact if you need to discuss lost or damaged items. 

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