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Overdue Fines & Charges for Lost / Damaged Items

  • Late returns will be treated as overdue.
  • All overdue fines are levied starting from the day following the due date (excluding Saturdays, School holidays and those days when the Library is closed) at the following rates:

- Student
- Staff
- Graduate
- CCHES & Retired Staff

  • Three days before an item is due to return, a pre-overdue (courtesy) notice will be sent to the borrower via email to provide a reminder of the due date. Pre-overdue notices will not be sent out for 2-day loans.
  • After the loan period has expired, overdue notices will be sent to the borrower via email on the first, third, seventh and fourteen day after the due date. It is the borrower’s responsibility to return the checked out item and non-receipt of such notices will not be accepted as an excuse of waiving or reducing fines.
  • After the fourteenth-day overdue notice is issued and the overdue item is still not returned, borrowing privileges will be suspended until the overdue item is returned.
  • In case of an item reported lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged for the replacement cost of the item and a processing fee of HK$100. Borrowing privileges will be suspended until the processing fee and the replacement charge are paid.
  • In case of an item claimed returned by the borrower, the item replacement charge and the processing fee of $100 will not be waived. Borrowing privileges will be suspended until the processing fee and the replacement charge are paid, unless the item is found by library staff or is returned by the borrower.
  • Library materials are the property of the Library and borrowers cannot keep the library materials even if the replacement charges have been paid.

Student

Loan Period

Period Overdue Fine Rate

2-hour loan

1 hour or more

$1.50 per item per hour

5-day loan

1 day or more

$1.50 per item per day

14 days

1 day or more

21 days

1 day or more

  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if the student has an outstanding fine exceeding $44 even though all checked out items are returned. Borrowing privileges will be not restored until such outstanding fine is paid.

Staff

Loan Period

Period Overdue Fine Rate
2-hour loan 1 hour or more

$1 per item per hour

5-day loan

1 day or more

14 days

1 day or more

30 days

1 day or more

60 days

1 day or more

90 days

1 day or more

Graduate

Loan Period

Period Overdue Fine Rate

14 days

1 day or more

$1.50 per item per day

  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended if the student has an outstanding fine exceeding $44 even though all checked out items are returned. Borrowing privileges will be not restored until such outstanding fine is paid.

CCHES & Retired Staff

Loan Period

Period Overdue Fine Rate
30 days 1 day or more

$2.00 per item per day