Fines and Lost Items


Fines for Overdue Items

The main library charges overdue fines from users if the borrowed items (Books/CDs/DVDs) are not returned on or before the due date/time. Overdue charges are based on the item type (i.e. lending book/CD/DVD or reference book/CD/DVD)  and the number of days/hours delayed to return them.

Usually, the library allows users to keep a lending item for 14 days (excluding holidays), while a reference item is allowed to keep from 2.00 p.m. of the day issued to 10.00 a.m. of the following day (excluding holidays). Overdue fines are charged from the users those who do not return the borrowed items during the above periods. However, the users are allowed to complete the full payment for fines in multiple steps. 

 

Overdue Charges

For lending items:

Fine of Rs. 1.00 for each day of delay.

For reference items:

Fine of Rs. 1.00 for each hour of delay. 

 

Lost Items and Compensation

Compensation charge for lost items is based on the publication year of the item and price of the lost item when it was purchased.

The following scheme is applied to determine the compensation.

 

If the lost item is published five (05) years or less than five years prior to the year it was lost:

100 percent (100%) of the value of the lost item will be charged by the library for the lost item.

 

If the lost item is published five (05) to ten (10) years prior to the year it was lost:

200 percent (200%) of the value of the lost item will be charged by the library for the lost item.

 

If the lost item is published ten (10) to fifteen (15) years prior to the year it was lost:

400 percent (400%) of the value of the lost item will be charged by the library for the lost item.

 

If the lost item is published more than fifteen (15) years prior to the year it was lost:

1000 percent (1000%) of the value of the lost item will be charged by the library for the lost item.

 

In addition to the above compensation charge(s), Rs. 15.00 will be charged per item as an administration fee and the total binding cost will be charged if the lost item was mended (bound) prior to the item was issued.