Library fines

Jack Forks made this Freedom of Information request to Oxford Brookes 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

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Forks,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2017-186.

Thank you for your email dated 31 October 2017 requesting information from
Oxford Brookes University about library fines.

The University will respond on or before 28 November 2017, the date on
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Yours Sincerely

Vanna Leathart
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Vanna Leathart
University Records Manager
IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Vanna Leathart, Oxford Brookes University

Dear Mr Forks,

Freedom of Information Act Request - our reference 2017-186.

Further to your email of 31 October 2017 asking for information from
Oxford Brookes University about Library fines, I am able to provide the
following information in response to your request.

You asked:

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.

Answer:

£23,064

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Vanna Leathart

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Vanna Leathart
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IT Services
Oxford Brookes University
Tel: +44 (0)1865 484046
Please note my normal working days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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