Library fines

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Dear Cranfield University,

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.

I made a similar FOI request last year where you responded that you do not charge fines. However I've just checked your webpage and I can see that you charge 20p a day for overdue books that have been requested, therefore please include this in your response.

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

Yours faithfully,

Jack Forks

foi, Cranfield University

Dear Mr Forks,

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

I confirm that this is being considered and we will respond as soon as possible and in any case within 20 working days.

Yours sincerely
 
Mary Betts-Gray, MA (Hons), MCLIP, FHEA, PC.foi
Freedom of Information Officer
Cranfield University
Cranfield
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foi, Cranfield University

Dear Mr Forks,

Further to your e-mail below I am writing to seek clarification with regard to your request.

In your request you say

"I made a similar FOI request last year where you responded that you do not charge fines. However I've just checked your webpage and I can see that you charge 20p a day for overdue books that have been requested, therefore please include this in your response."

Please could you send me a link to the webpage where you found this information, so that we can respond to your request? I am advised that we do not charge 20p a day for overdue books that have been requested and I have been unable to find the webpage myself.

Yours sincerely
 
Mary Betts-Gray, MA (Hons), MCLIP, FHEA, PC.foi
Freedom of Information Officer
Cranfield University
Cranfield
Bedford
MK43 0AL
 
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754331
Fax: +44 (0)1234 751806
E-mail: [Cranfield University request email]
 
http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/legal/foi/ind...
 
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Hi there,

I think I must be getting confused with another university as I can't seem to find it now, sorry for the confusion. So just to confirm you don't charge any fines (overdue or recalled)?

Thanks,

foi, Cranfield University

Dear Mr Forks,

Thank you for coming back to us.

I can confirm that we do not charge any fines (overdue or recalled).

Yours sincerely
 
Mary Betts-Gray, MA (Hons), MCLIP, FHEA, PC.foi
Freedom of Information Officer
Cranfield University
Cranfield
Bedford
MK43 0AL
 
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754331
Fax: +44 (0)1234 751806
E-mail: [Cranfield University request email]
 
http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/legal/foi/ind...
 
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