Library

Library charges and fines

If you have an outstanding Library charge or fine, you  can be pay this in cash at the Information Hub or at two of the self-service machines on the ground floor. We also accept payment by cheque, which should be made payable to The University of Sussex.

Overdue loan charges 
Core collection items £3 per day to a maximum of £15 per item
Long loan (only if recalled) If items are reserved and not returned,
50p a day to a maximum of £20 per book
Short loan (only if recalled) If items are reserved and not returned,
50p a day to a maximum of £20 per book
Documents (only if recalled) If items are reserved and not returned,
50p a day to a maximum of £20 per book
Audio Visual (only if recalled) If items are reserved and not returned,
50p a day to a maximum of £20 per item
Store items (only if recalled) 50p a day to a maximum of £20 per item
Chromebook laptops

£3 initial fine, £3 per day thereafter, to a maximum of
£15 per item

You could also receive a Library charge if:

  • You do not return overdue items within 28 days, you may be invoiced for a replacement copy.
  • If an item you have borrowed is returned in unsatisfactory condition, you may be invoiced for a replacement copy.

 Unpaid Library charges and fines:

  • Borrowers with fines that are over £10 will have their cards temporarily blocked and will be unable to borrow items until the fine is paid.
  • Borrowers who wish to dispute fines on their account should contact library.fines@sussex.ac.uk with evidence of any mitigating circumstances.
Interlibrary loan charges
Initial Interlibrary loan request Free
Renewal £4
Overdue Interlibrary loan 50p per days to a maximum of £10 per item
Lost Interlibrary loan £166.20 British Library standard invoice charge
International Interlibrary loan £15
International article photocopy £5
Interlibrary loan request for
external borrowers (Library use only)

£14.65

Article photocopy for external borrowers

£10.60

Urgent access service (same day delivery)

£25

Once the annual limit for Interlibrary loans is reached, students and staff will be charged at the full rate for external borrowers. Please see the Interlibrary requests page for more details of the annual limits.

Other loan charges
External membership Please see the Information for visitors page for details
Replacement external membership card £1
Binding materials
(comb, plastic cover and card)
£1
Library tote bag £1
Non-library charges
Replacement University ID card Please see the Print Unit's ID card page for information on
how to get a replacement
Printing, photocopying, scanning Please see the ITS printing page for details and charges