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Fines and charges

If you return or renew an item after the due date, you will be charged a fine. This also applies to recalled materials that are returned after the new due date.

Current fine rates
Long Loans (2 weeks/1 month/3 months)25p per day
One Week Loans75p per day
CDs50p per day
Overnight Loans (including DVDs)50p per hour (or any part there of)

Please note that charges are also made for lost items and any items that are returned damaged

To pay fines

Pay at the Library Issue desk in person with cash or cheque (made payable to SOAS - Library).

Alternatively you can use one of the following methods:

  • By credit/or Debit card to the Finance Office at Vernon Square in person
  • By phone on 020 7074 5030, during office hours 9am – 5pm
  • If you are prepared to send your card details, the cash office will accept payment via their e-mail address: cashiers@soas.ac.uk


Please ask the Cashier to notify the Library (via e-mail) that you have paid. Your record will be amended accordingly and you will be sent a confirmation e-mail.