Dear University of Salford,

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

FOI, University of Salford

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FOI, University of Salford

Dear Mr Forks,

Thank you for your recent request.

Since February 2015, the library has stopped charging fines for overdue library books with the exception of recalled items.

Would you still like us to proceed with this request?

Regards

Matthew Stephenson FIRMS
Head of Information Governance
Legal & Governance Directorate
620 Maxwell Building, University of Salford, Salford  M5 4WT
t: +44 (0) 161 295 6856
[email address]|  www.salford.ac.uk
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Dear Matthew,

Many thanks for the information. Yes please do proceed with the request (e.g. still provide the figure for that academic year, which would include overdue/recalled fines up until feb 2015, followed by recalled fines).

Yours sincerely,

Jack Forks

FOI, University of Salford

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Thank you for your recent request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been considered. Please find the University’s response attached.

Yours sincerely

Kind Regards

Helen Haslam
Corporate Governance Officer
Legal & Governance
6th Floor, Maxwell Building

Tel:   0161 295 2259
Email:  [email address]

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