Library fines

Jack Forks made this Freedom of Information request to Birmingham City University

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I am conducting a research product in order to ascertain the total number of Library fines that were paid at universities in the UK.

I am therefore writing to ask about library fines during the academic year 2016/2017, under the Freedom of Information Act. 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 if possible – this request solely relates to the cost of items that are returned later than their due date.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jack Forks

Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 23 OCTOBER 2017

REF: FOI17198

 

Thank you for your request for information about Library fines. Your
request was received on 23 October 2017 and we are dealing with it under
the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

 

We will respond to the information request within 20 working days (i.e on
or before 20 November 2017). If we are unable to respond to the request or
if the University does not hold the information or if there is a reason
for it to be withheld we will write to you with the reasons why.

 

If you have any queries or concerns about the process, please do not
hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we will write to you on or before 20
November 2017.

 

Regards

 

 

Information Management Team

Birmingham City University

15 Bartholomew Row

Birmingham

B5 5JU

 

T: 0121 300 5288

E: [1][Birmingham City University request email]

 

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Freedom of Information Act, Birmingham City University

Dear Mr Forks

 

 

RE: INFORMATION REQUEST DATED 23 OCTOBER 2017

REF: FOI17198

 

 

Further to your request for information please see our response below.

 

REQUEST 1:

I am therefore writing to ask about library fines during the academic year
2016/2017, under the Freedom of Information Act. 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 if possible – this
request solely relates to the cost of items that are returned later than
their due date.

 

 

RESPONSE:

The total amount of Library fines paid within the stated timeframe is
£69,981.35

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review.  Requests for an internal review
should be made to the Information Governance Manager at
[1][Birmingham City University request email] or by writing to: Information Governance
Manager, Birmingham City University, 15 Bartholomew Row, Birmingham, B5
5JU.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. Please see [2]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/getting/ for details
of their procedure. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Regards

 

 

 

Information Management Team

Birmingham City University

15 Bartholomew Row

Birmingham

B5 5JU

 

T: 0121 300 5288

E: [3][Birmingham City University request email]

 

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