Fines for overdue loans

You will get a fine if you do not return an item by the due date during library service hours or if you lose or damage an item. Items returned outside of library service hours will not be taken off your record until the next working day.

Type of item Rate of fines
28, 60 and 90 day loans Daily fines no longer apply.
If an item is not returned within 28 days after its due date, the item will be declared lost and a $75 replacement fee (plus a $20 administration fee) will be charged
3 and 7 day loans $5 per day to a maximum of $50 per item
Reserve collections $2 per hour to a maximum of $50 per item
Items where you have been sent a 'recall notice' $5 per day to a maximum of $50 per item

Lost, damaged or more than 28 days overdue items

If you lose or damage an item, or an item is not returned after a reasonable time (ie. 28 days overdue), you will be charged a replacement fee of $75 plus a $20 admin fee. The $20 admin fee remains payable once the item is returned. Items will not attract a refund if replacement costs are paid and the item is returned more than 12 months overdue and/or the library has purchased a replacement copy.

How to pay

Campus Pay by cash Pay by card
Melbourne Ask La Trobe
(Library and Student Hub)
Ask La Trobe
(Library and Student Hub)
Bendigo Student Services Library
Albury-Wodonga Loans desk Student Admin
Mildura Not Available ph: +61 3 9479 2922
Shepparton Not Available ph: +61 3 9479 2922

Unpaid fines/invoices

Fines for each item are added together.

  • If your fine total is $10 or greater, library services will be suspended. If you do not pay the total amount, library services, access to the Learning Management System (LMS), Student Online, and the ability to re-enrol or graduate will be suspended.
  • If your total fines are less than $10, they will be reset to zero in January of each year.

Students with outstanding charges at the end of the academic year will not be able to re-enrol or graduate. If payment has not been made within reasonable time, the library debt will be referred to the University Finance Branch for further action. This may result in additional charges being added to your debt.