Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2022     Views: 381

The University of Sheffield Library does not charge fines on overdue items. This 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 automatically renewed until someone else requests them, or your account expires. If you fail to bring your books back when they are requested you will not be fined, but you won’t be able to take out any more books in the meantime and your library account will be blocked. You may still be invoiced for any book that becomes heavily overdue and we are required to buy a replacement copy.

It is essential you regularly check your emails for a weekly borrowing statement, and also monitor your library account so that you know when your items are due for return.