Fines are no longer applied to overdue University of Sheffield items. The system is based on the trust that students will bring the books back when someone else requires them and it has generated positive feedback from students since being introduced.
Books are now automatically renewed until someone else requests them. If you fail to bring your books back when requested you will not be fined, but you won’t be able to take out any more books in the meantime.
It is essential you check your weekly borrowing statement and library account regularly so that you know when your items are due for return, and to ensure no-one has requested the items you have on loan. You may still be invoiced for any book that becomes heavily overdue.
Please note charges still apply to interlibrary loan items. This is because the British Library is the main supplier for our interlibrary requests and most of the charges are set by them and are only passed on to our users at cost.