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    (Original post by Division St.)
    I love how I'm some sort of inconsiderate bastard who takes pleasure in impeding the study of others. I've had 3 or 4 fines over the course of my university studies, while taking out 250 books. I think that's rather impressive. One was an extortionate £20 because I took out 2 short loans on a Friday and by Monday morning completely forgot and didn't remember until Tuesday (although as I told the woman n the desk, if they'd emailed me an overdue notice at 10am Monday I would have realised my mistake immediately as I check my emails regularly). What is it, 80p an hour for a short loan? That's extortionate. They don't send those emails because they must make thousands of pounds a year out of fines. These things happen, I should have returned the books but when you're up to your ears in dissertation woes you can forget some things. The £7.20 was two small fines. I'm a well organised and anyone who gets through their entire university life without a library fine is a saint. Anyone who gets through their entire uni career without a fine must be a saint or never go to Hallward.




    Thanks. That's what I needed to know.
    Much much more, Uni of Notts has raised £1,025,560 over 6 years from 2004/05 to 2010/2011!
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    In the unlikely situation anyone cares, just been to the library and they agreed I've been a good user over my 3 years and erased my fine. If only I knew they used discretion before I paid the £20 fee a while back! Also, this means I can graduate. That's good.
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    (Original post by Division St.)
    In the unlikely situation anyone cares, just been to the library and they agreed I've been a good user over my 3 years and erased my fine. If only I knew they used discretion before I paid the £20 fee a while back! Also, this means I can graduate. That's good.
    It does say here that "Fines are imposed to encourage equitable access for everyone but in exceptional circumstances they may be reduced at the discretion of library staff."

    Which probably means if it's a lot and you're polite they might be nice to you.

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