Library fines

Jack Forks made this Freedom of Information request to London Metropolitan 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

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Freedom_of_Information, London Metropolitan University

Dear Mr Forks,
 
I write further to your request for information dated 31 October 2017. 
This request has been handled by the University in accordance with its
duties and obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
("FOIA"). 
 
You requested details of:
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.
In response to your request, the University's reply is set out below:
2016/17 = £31,663
Please note this figure is for fines and lost books as we are unable to
separate them.
 
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Kind regards,
Tracy Brathwaite
Information Compliance Officer
University Secretary's Office
London Metropolitan University
166-220 Holloway Road
London N7 8DB
Switchboard: 020 7423 0000
London Metropolitan University is a limited company registered in England
and Wales with registered number 974438 and VAT registered number GB 447
2190 51. Our registered office is at 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB.
London Metropolitan University is an exempt charity under the Charities
Act 2011. Its registration number with HMRC is X6880.

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