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Fines

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Standard Fines

Students are charged fines for overdue items to encourage their return on time. 

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

Lost Items

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

Graduating with Fines

  • 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

Sick Certificates

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.

Fines for Recalled Items

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.

Paying Fines

Fines can be paid in person at a Service Counter or online.

  • Cash
  • Cheque made payable to "TCD Number 1 Account"
  • Credit or debit card for fines of €15 and above via the Making a Payment page
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