Library fines

Holly made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Bournemouth University

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Dear Bournemouth University,

I am writing to ask about library fines during the academic year 2016/2017. For the time period starting from the first day of term, covering the next 364 days (e.g. one full year), please provide:

1. The total amount of money the library received from the payment of overdue items. Exclude costs of replacing lost books - this request solely relates to the cost of books that are returned later than their due date.

2. Information about where this money then goes (is it absorbed into a specific library budget for example? if so what one?)

Yours faithfully,

Holly

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Dear Holly

We write further to your email of 26th September 2017.

Your request has been processed by us in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).

Our response:

I am writing to ask about library fines during the academic year 2016/2017. For the time period starting from the first day of term, covering the next 364 days (e.g. one full year), please provide:

1. The total amount of money the library received from the payment of overdue items. Exclude costs of replacing lost books - this request solely relates to the cost of books that are returned later than their due date.

Response: £39,694.89

2. Information about where this money then goes (is it absorbed into a specific library budget for example? if so what one?)

Response: The money collected goes towards employing students in support of various library services (e.g shelving/tidying book collections; supporting other students in using the library[e.g. help with finding books; using self-service equipment, photocopiers and printers]; facilitating language conversation clubs for students who have an interest in learning another language).

If you have any questions or are dissatisfied with this response, you should contact us at [email address]. The University’s Director of Finance & Performance or his nominated alternate will review any appeal and may amend the University’s current decision. Thereafter, you may refer your request to the Information Commissioner in accordance with section 50 of the FOIA.

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Yours sincerely

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Bournemouth University
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