Fines
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Fines for the late return of borrowed items will be charged according to the table below. While the Library strives to meet your information needs, we are also concerned about the needs of other users. Your effort to return the borrowed items on time is much appreciated by the Library and other users.

Loan Type Period Overdue Fine Payable Maximum Fine
General Collection 1 - 7 days HK$ 0 (grace period)  
  8th day HK$ 12 (for 1st to 8th day)  
  9 - 37 days HK$ 3 per day HK$ 99
Course Reserves 1 - 30 hours HK$ 2 per hour HK$ 60
Recalled Items 1 - 7 days HK$ 0 (grace period)  
  8th day HK$ 40 (for 1st to 8th day)  
  9 - 20 days HK$ 5 per day HK$ 100
Popular Books / 1 - 3 days HK$ 0 (grace period)  
Multimedia Items 4th day HK$ 4 (for 1st to 4th day)  
  5 - 6 days HK$ 1 per day  
  7 - 37 days HK$ 3 per day HK$ 99

The Library will assume that any outstanding borrowed item that has reached the maximum overdue fine has been lost by the borrower. For lost or damaged library items, you will be responsible for paying the full value of the replacement, a binding and processing charge, and the overdue fines accrued accordingly.

Payment by Octopus card is accepted. For the convenience of users, credit cards are accepted at the Circulation Counter (Borrowing & Returning) (L3) for transactions of HK$30 or more.

For further inquiries on Library fines/charges, please contact the Circulation Counter (Borrowing & Returning) for assistance.