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Library Fines, Fees and Charges

For a full description of the Library Fees and Charges please see the University of Waikato Calendar

How to Pay

Library fines may be paid at the Library Enquiries Desk. If you have any questions, email libycirc@waikato.ac.nz or call General Enquiries on +647 838-4051. For direct debit, see How to pay for bank details.


What to Pay

If you have fines they will be detailed on My Account in the "Fine + fees" section. Below is a breakdown of fines, fees, charges:

Overdue Fines

Overdue short term loans and recalled items $3.00 per day
Overdue course reserve items $2.00 per hour or part thereof
All other overdue items 30 cents per day

The maximum fine charged for any single overdue book or any single failure to respond to a recall notice within the required period specified shall be limited to $30.00.

Approved Borrower Fees

Life members of the University of Waikato Alumni Association (per annum) $50.00
All other Approved Borrowers
$100.00

See also Library Membership.

Administrative Charges

For non-returned, lost or damaged material (additional to the cost of replacement or repair)
$10.00
Replacement charge for lost or damaged Approved Borrower's card
$10.00
Replacement charge for a barcode removed from a Library book
$4.50

Withheld Borrowing

Borrowing facilities will be withheld from students and Approved Borrowers whose fines at any time exceed $10.00, and from staff whose fines exceed $50.00.