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Overdue fines will be incurred for late check-in library materials. Please refer to the checkout privileges for details.

Items Fines Rate
Bound Journals
AV & Multimedia: Daily type
CD-ROM or floppy with text
Reference-3 Hours
Reserve-3 Hours
Unbound Journals
Special Collections*
AV & Multimedia: Hourly type
AV & Multimedia: Reserve-3 Hours
Reserve-2 Days & Reserve-7 Days $5/day
Notebook Computers
Staff Notebook Computers

*Library-Use-Only CD-ROMs checked out at counter, e.g. HK Law Report

Other important notes:

  • A 3-day grace period will be granted for all staff and students of the Lingnan University to return overdue General Collection and HKALL materials. That means those library materials that can be returned within three library opening days from the due date will not incur any overdue fines.
  • Overdue fines can be paid by cash or Octopus cards at the Circulation Counter. Please refer to the service hours of the Circulation Counter in the Library Opening Hours.
  • If your library account has any service blocks or fines equal to HK$5 or more, your library account will be blocked and no further checking out or renewal (including automatic renewal) will be allowed. You should settle all fines before resuming your checkout privileges.