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 processing 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 processing fee. The $20 lost item processing fee or the overdue fine (whichever is greater) 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.
|Campus||Pay by card||Pay by cash|
Ask La Trobe Help Zone (Library)
ph: (+61 3) 9479 2922
ph: (+61 3) 5444 7453
Library Loans Desk
ph: (+61 2) 6024 9760
|Mildura||ph: (+61 3) 9479 2922||Not available|
|Shepparton||ph: (+61 3) 9479 2922||Not available|
Fines for each item are added together.
- If your total fines are less than $10, they will be reset to zero in January of each year.
- If your fine total is between $10 and $49, library services will be suspended. You will not be able to borrow, renew or place a hold on any library items. This suspension will remain until you pay the total amount.
- If your fine is $50 or greater, in addition to the library suspension, there will also be a block on your student record, you will not be able to obtain your academic transcript, re-enrol, change subjects 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.