University of Bradford Library Fines

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University of Bradford Library Fines

University of Bradford Library Fines

Fines are charged for overdue items. Please return or renew books promptly. If items are returned late charges will be incurred at the following rates:

Item type Charges
Four week loans 20p per day
One week loans 40p per day
Three day loans 70p per day
Overnight loans / Periodicals 35p per day
Group Study Room £1 per hour
Inter-library loans 50p per day
Quick Service Collection 70p per hour
Staff File Collection 70p per hour
Laptops £5 per hour

Note: if you have fines of £5 or more, you will not be able to renew your books or borrow further without clearing the fine.

Pay fines

You can pay fines online via the University web payment service UPay.

Log in to UPay‌Fines may also be paid using issue machine 6 on the ground floor of the J. B. Priestley Library. Select ‘My library account’ and log in using your student or staff card and library PIN. You can pay all or some of your fines but please remember any fine of £5 or more will prevent further borrowing and renewals.

Alternatively, you may pay fines using cash or a card at the Enquiry Desk in the J. B. Priestley Library or using cash only at the Enquiry Desk in the Management and Law Library.

Web Payments (UPay)

UPay is the online payment system for student printing, photocopying and library fines. It is secure and helps you credit your printing and photocopying account using a debit or credit card. UPay accepts Mastercard, Maestro and Visa.

Once you have logged in, the My Account screen will show your account details, including your printing and photocopying balance. You can also see any outstanding library fines. Please note: your session will expire after 20 minutes of inactivity.‌

Users are advised to read our refunds policy before adding credit to UPay.

Brief instructions for crediting your account and paying fines

To credit your account:

  • Go to the UPay web page and log in using your UB number and Library PIN.
  • In the User box on the left hand side of the screen click on ‘Credit Account’.
  • Follow the on screen instructions to make your online payment.

To pay a library fine:

  • In the User box click ‘Library Fines’.
  • Check that you have enough money in your account to cover the fine.
  • Click on a fine to highlight it and click ‘Pay Library Fine Now’.
  • Fines paid and the amount should appear.
  • Click ‘Refresh Fines’ to clear the fine from the display.
  • Repeat the process if there is more than one fine.

Library fine disputes

If you wish to dispute a library fine due to extenuating circumstances such as illness, family bereavement or other personal reasons, please complete the Fines Disputes Form.

Fines Disputes Form (pdf, 52 KB)
Fines Disputes Form (docx, 118 KB)

Return the form (along with any supporting evidence) to:

Fines Disputes
Customer Services
J. B. Priestley Library
University of Bradford
West Yorkshire

You should expect a response within 7 working days after receipt of your form.