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    So I got a book on Thursday that was due for return on Friday. However, i didn't bring it back till Monday cause I was still working on my essay... Anyway that is besides the point. Today my bag was a little big wet because I had spilt water inside it and this must have dampened the book a tiny bit, so a few of the pages were wet like the just the side of them. If I had enough time I would have dried them myself and they would have been fine but I had to hurry to hand in an essay cause the deadline was near so just took the book back aswell. So she says I will probably have to pay for another book! Even though it is hardly damaged. Seriously it is a tiny bit of water, that once dried in, the book would have been fine! When I recieved the book it had loads of highlighted bits and underlined text with ink! This is obviously permenant damage yet I bet they weren't charged!

    Anyway, I just want to know if anyone can help me avoid having to pay for a new book! :/
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    I'd argue that point that when you received it there was permanent damage on it already.

    How much is the book anyway?
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    You signed up to agree to the T&Cs of the library. If they can fine you they will. If it is a uni library you'll be barred from proceeding next year if you don't pay.
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    (Original post by secret_smile)
    I'd argue that point that when you received it there was permanent damage on it already.

    How much is the book anyway?
    £7.26 on amazon.
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    Do what this guy did:
    http://www.27bslash6.com/massanutten.html
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    £7.26 on amazon.
    hardly expensive then really is it.. Just insist you get to keep the 'damaged copy'
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    So I got a book on Thursday that was due for return on Friday. However, i didn't bring it back till Monday cause I was still working on my essay... Anyway that is besides the point. Today my bag was a little big wet because I had spilt water inside it and this must have dampened the book a tiny bit, so a few of the pages were wet like the just the side of them. If I had enough time I would have dried them myself and they would have been fine but I had to hurry to hand in an essay cause the deadline was near so just took the book back aswell. So she says I will probably have to pay for another book! Even though it is hardly damaged. Seriously it is a tiny bit of water, that once dried in, the book would have been fine! When I recieved the book it had loads of highlighted bits and underlined text with ink! This is obviously permenant damage yet I bet they weren't charged!

    Anyway, I just want to know if anyone can help me avoid having to pay for a new book! :/
    Why didn't you just post the book through the return slot they have on the side of every library? That way, it would have been dry by time it was collected and you wouldn't have had to pay the late fine until next time?

    If any damage is noted, you usually have to pay, but again I'd ask to see the book now to see if it has been permanently damaged, if not, refuse to pay. If it is damaged by you though, then just pay it, it's not worth an argument and you can always keep the damaged copy.
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    (Original post by rainbowbex)
    hardly expensive then really is it..
    It's the principle.
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    it's your own fault. just pay up if it's only £7
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    (Original post by laura loo)
    Why didn't you just post the book through the return slot they have on the side of every library? That way, it would have been dry by time it was collected and you wouldn't have had to pay the late fine until next time?

    If any damage is noted, you usually have to pay, but again I'd ask to see the book now to see if it has been permanently damaged, if not, refuse to pay. If it is damaged by you though, then just pay it, it's not worth an argument and you can always keep the damaged copy.
    We have one of those boxes but short loan books have to be handed back into the short loan desk bit because they are in 'high demand'
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    Is this Strathclyde uni by any chance?
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    (Original post by hanaalou)
    it's your own fault. just pay up if it's only £7
    which is a lot of money to me at the moment!
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    (Original post by lyrical_lie)
    Is this Strathclyde uni by any chance?
    Yep
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    Moral of the story, don't return books late.
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    which is a lot of money to me at the moment!
    shouldve thought about that before you got it wet!
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    Think of it this way:

    Don't take it as a fine, but rather as a donation. Think of what great service the library is providing to you and the community absolutely free of charge and just give it as a donation or thanks for it.

    I have been fined several times for overdue books (probably around £10 in total by now). The first time I was a bit angry and didn't want to pay it, but then from then I thought of this and just was happy to pay for the donation. It doesn't even make me feel bad or anything when I have to pay fees (not doing it on purpose however, just carelessness and forgetting the return dates...)
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    she hasn't actually said we will fine you...

    i'm sure nothing will come of it
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    (Original post by Doyle&TheFourFathers)
    she hasn't actually said we will fine you...

    i'm sure nothing will come of it
    She said she'd taken my details so they can decide whats happening with it. I've emailed them now though & the person in charge of short loan is going to get back to me because the emaill has been forwarded to her.

    blergh
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    I hate library fines :| I currently owe Keele £15. Apparantly I didnt take the book back until 2 weeks after the return date, when I know for a fact I popped it into the quick return box on the same day I took it out. Now I have to pay for some nameless librarians misshap, and not only that but the book only cost 7 bloody quid.
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    (Original post by pamelaa)
    Yep
    Oh the short loan guy there thinks I'm an idiot... he was all like have you checked the week loan books, well meh of course I did. But it was essay time and it turned out that someone had stolen the law reviews everyone needed. Was not good. Also the security guards there locked my friends in the library. Good times
 
 
 
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