Overdue fines and bills

Ensure your borrowed items are returned by the due date to avoid overdue fines. You can renew your items using My Library.

We don't charge fines for overdue items unless:

  • The item is from our High Demand collection
  • The item has been requested/recalled by another borrower
  • The item has been borrowed from another library via BONUS+ or Document Delivery

If you don’t return these items by the due date, fines are added to your Library account. You can continue to borrow if you have less than $60 in fines.

If your fines are under $60 at the end of December, we’ll waive those fines and give you a fresh start for the next year. .

Fines are applied at the following rates:

Type of loanFine
Maximum fine per item
2 and 3 hour High Demand collection loans$3/hr$60
3 day High Demand collection loans
(Mandurah Campus Library only)
Recalled loans$3/day from the new due date$60
1 day, 3 day loans;  BONUS+ and Document Delivery loans

When you reach $60, your borrowing privileges will be suspended. This means you will not be able to borrow, renew or request books from the Library until you have paid your fines.

Have you lost or damaged a book?

If you don't return your loans within 4 weeks of the due date, or you lose or damage an item, we will bill you for the cost of replacement. There is a $125 fine for lost BONUS+ items.

If you return a long overdue item, we'll waive the replacement bill although overdue fines may still be applied. Contact the Library to report a lost or damaged item.

If you join as a reciprocal borrower at another institution and do not return your loans, we reserve the right to invoice you the replacement costs on behalf of the institution.

Unpaid bills

If you have unpaid bills, an encumbrance may be placed on your university enrolment. This means you will not be able to:

  • access your assessment and examination results,
  • borrow, renew or request library items.

When you pay your bills or return the items, we’ll lift the encumbrance on your record. For more information, call us on +618 9360 2563.

How to pay a fine or bill

You can keep track of your fines in My Library and pay your overdue fines or replacement bills online.


Our librarians are specialists in their subject areas, and can assist you with your research.

Renew items you have on loan and keep track of what you have borrowed using My Library.

How can we help you today?
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+61 8 9360 2563
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