Dear Heythrop College,
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
Dear Mr Forks
Thank you for your enquiry.
- In the 2015-16 academic year, £1304.79 was received in payment for fines incurred for overdue books.
- The money goes to the Library budget.
- We do not have records regarding the status of those who paid library fines; it is a mixture of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students at Heythrop, and of outside users who are able to borrow under the SCONUL Access scheme.
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Telephone 0303 123 1113
Thank you again for your enquiry