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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 Overdue Fine Payable Maximum Fine
General Collection HK$ 0 HK$ 0
  (Except recalled items)  
HKALL General Books HK$ 2 per day HK$ 100
  (3-day grace period*)  
Recalled General Books & Recalled HKALL Books HK$ 4 per day HK$ 100
  (3-day grace period*)  
Popular Books & Multimedia Items HK$ 2 per day HK$ 100
  (3-day grace period*)  
Course Reserve HK$ 2 per hour HK$ 60
Special Materials HK$ 2 per day HK$ 100
(e.g. Reference, Serials, Special Collections, etc.) (no grace period)  
Laptop & Tablets HK$ 20 per hour HK$ 1,000

*Grace period is counted by calendar days.

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 (if any) 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) at 3411 7444 for assistance.