Library fines

Jack Forks made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow Caledonian University

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Dear Glasgow Caledonian University,

I am writing to ask about library fines during the academic year 2015/2016. 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?)

3. If possible, from the figure provided in 1, break this down by

a) category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, staff)
b) country of origin of user paying fine (e.g. France, Italy, US). If only broader categories are possible e.g. "EU", "non-EU" then please provide this instead.

Many thanks, and do let me know if you require any further clarification

Yours faithfully,

Jack Forks

Freedom of Information Enquiries,

Dear Mr Forks

Glasgow Caledonian University has received your request for information (below). The University is currently processing this and will get back to you as soon as possible. It will be responded to under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Yours sincerely
Linda Reid

Linda Reid
Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 273 1451 | F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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Dear Mr Forks

I refer to your request for information (e-mail below). The University's response is given below.

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.

£15,924.50

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

Fines collected are used to offset the University’s running costs of student facing services.

3. If possible, from the figure provided in 1, break this down by

a) category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, staff)
Categories of users paying fines: Staff: £745.40; Researchers: £826.10; Students: £14,353.00

b) country of origin of user paying fine (e.g. France, Italy, US). If only broader categories are possible e.g. "EU", "non-EU" then please provide this instead.
Information on the country of origin of the user paying a fine is not recorded. As we do not hold this information, notice is given under Section 17(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, that the information which you require is not held.

Please find attached a review notice setting out the steps you may take if you are not satisfied with the response provided to your request.

Yours sincerely
Jean Ash

Jean Ash
Information Compliance, Governance and Records Manager | Department of Governance

T: +44 (0)141 331 3341| F: +44 (0)141 331 8797 | E: [email address]
Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA,
Scotland, United Kingdom

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