Loan regulations and overdue fines
When you get a library card at Södertörn University Library, you agree to abide by our loan regulations and conditions of use. Among other things, we have fines for overdue material. We will also send invoices for material not returned or renewed after our final demand.
The library has overdue fines for materials not returned or renewed on time in accordance with rates shown below. The fines are primarily meant to create an incentive to return the material before the due date, allowing access to other borrowers.
As a library card holder, you are responsible for paying attention to loan periods as well as returning or renewing loans of materials on time. This is the case irrespective of travel or sickness. You are personally responsible for all of your loans until they have been returned to the library and a receipt has been issued.
The library does not guarantee the sending out of reminders and demands for late materials but offers it as a service via email. For students and staff at Södertörn University the email address provided to you by the university will be used, unless you inform the library otherwise. You are personally responsible for informing the library of any changes to your contact information.
If you have unpaid fines reaching the amount of 100 SEK you will be blocked from making further loans, reservations and renewals. This block is lifted when the fines have been paid in full.
You can pay your overdue fines online or with a bank card in the library. Invoices must, however, be paid through your bank.
Current rates for overdue material in the library
Day loan - books
|First hour: 40 sek. Thereafter, the fine is 20 sek per hour|
Day loan - other material
|20 sek per hour|
One week loan
|10 sek per day|
Two weeks loan
|50 sek per day|
Invoices are sent out for materials that have not been returned or renewed following a final demand from the library. Invoices are also sent out for lost or damaged materials. An invoice will be sent to the postal address that is registered with the library. You are personally responsible for informing the library of any changes to your contact information.
For lost material a standard fee of 400 SEK is charged per book, plus a handling fee of 200 SEK per invoice. You may also buy a new copy to replace the book, of the same or later edition. Please leave the book at the library Information desk with a member of staff, usually present Monday-Thursday 8.30-16.30 and Friday 8.30-15.00. Note that the handling fee must be paid regardless, even if the book is returned, in order to cover the costs the library has had during the invoice process. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library card holders with unpaid invoices are blocked from making further loans, requests and renewals. Payment of the invoice is to be made to the bank number or postal giro number listed on the invoice. The invoice block is lifted when the invoice is paid and registered with the library. Unpaid invoices may be sent to debt collections.
In addition to the invoice, any overdue fines will apply according to the information above.
Questions about fines and invoices?
Contact the library's claims group: email@example.com