Penalties & Fines
From 10 September 2018
Readers can borrow, request and recall items if their accounts are in good standing. An account is not in good standing if:
- A student has outstanding fines of more than €20
- Borrowed items are more than two days overdue
- Borrowed items are overdue and have been recalled
In these cases, fines must be brought below €20 and overdue items returned in order to return to good standing.
These apply to overdue General Lending and Legal Deposit items borrowed by students.
€0.50 per item, per day
Fines on Recalled Items
These apply to overdue General Lending and Legal Deposit items borrowed by students, that are required by other readers.
€1.00 per item, per day
Short Loan Fines
These apply to overdue Short Loan items borrowed by students.
€1.50 per item, per hour
Laptop Loan Fines
These apply to overdue laptops borrowed by students.
€1.50 per item, per hour
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.
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. Note, these payments are not instant; for instant payments, and for smaller amounts, use the TCard system.
Library fines can also be paid using TCard, by using the self-service fine payment stations located at the following locations, adjacent to FastLane machines:
- Berkeley Library, 1st Floor
- Lecky Library, Upper Level
- Hamilton Library, Lower Level
- John Stearne Medical Library
The fine payment is automatically recorded against the reader’s Library Account. Payment of fines at Library Service Counters using TCard is not currently supported.