On this page:
- Standard Fines
- Lost Items
- Graduating with Fines
- Sick Certificates
- Fines for Recalled Items
- Paying Fines
Students are charged fines for overdue items to encourage their return on time.
Standard loans €0.50 per item, per day - this increases to €1 per day after two weeks
- Counter Reserve (Short Loan) Collection items €0.25 per item, per hour
To renew standard loans online:
- Total fines must not exceed €10
- The book cannot be reserved by another reader
- The book must be less than a week overdue
All readers are fined when an item is lost.
Price of item plus administration charge of €50
Readers should not obtain a replacement copy themselves
Until the Library is notified, lost overdue books will incur late fines
Contact Counter Supervisor at a Service Counter to arrange payment
Students with College debts or overdue books will not have their degrees conferred
Those attempting to graduate with outstanding fines or overdue books will be sent a “Proctor's Letter” and charged an additional administration fee of €25
Students who have incurred fines through illness may have all or part of them waived on production of a signed sickness certificate from a registered medical practitioner. Only the period covered by the certificate will be waived. Contact the Counter Supervisor at the relevant Service Counter for details.
Unless a sickness certificate is obtained and produced, fines will stand and will not be waived.
Staff may be charged fines of €1.25 per item, per day for failing to return a book that has been recalled within one week of the date of the recall notice.
Fines can be paid in person at a Service Counter or online.
- Cheque made payable to "TCD Number 1 Account"
- Credit or debit card for fines of €15 and above via the Making a Payment page