Dear Newman University, Birmingham,
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, Newman University, Birmingham

Dear Mr Forks,

With reference to your FOI request dated 17 February 2017, below is the information you have requested concerning Library fines:

1. The total amount of money the library received from the payment of overdue items. Please note: This figure does NOT include the cost of replacing lost books - this request solely relates to the fines resulting from items being returned later than their due date.

£22,379.74

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

The money is absorbed into the Library’s general budget.

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

a) category of user paying fine (e.g. undergraduate, postgraduate, staff)

Undergraduates £18,574.69
Postgraduate Research £50.90
Postgraduate Taught £3,264.30
Staff £432.85
External borrowers £57.00

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.

The Library Management System does not hold data concerning country of origin.

Regards

Sarah

Miss Sarah Wattison
Senior Executive Assistant to the
University Secretary and Registrar
Newman University
Telephone: 0121 476 1181 x 2211

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