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Fines & other payments

Making a payment

The Support Enquiry Zone is able to take payments for a variety of services and consumables.

Library overdue charges can be paid online via LibrarySearch by logging in to My Account, or in cash via the self-issue kiosks in the foyer of the Library.

Lost student card payments can also be paid via the online store.

Print credits can be paid online or small amounts paid in cash at the print credit kiosk in the Library foyer 

Library overdue charges

The library charges fines for overdue items. You can check when your books are due back at any time by using LibrarySearch > My Account.

You will be sent an email reminder on the day items are due for return and with the exception of overnight and recalled loans which have no grace period, you will have one day to return items before fines start to accrue.

Books etc on 4 week loan 10p per day
Recalled books on 4 week loan (charges payable from the revised return date) 50p per day
Books etc on 1 week loan 50p per day
DVDs 50p per day
Overnight loans 50p per hour

Fines are charged at the same rate for staff, students and visitors.

If your charges exceed £20.00 you will be asked to agree to a payment plan. Failure to adhere to this plan will result in your library account being suspended.

Full details of the Library's debt management policy are available in the University's Student Debt Policy

Lost and damaged books

If you should lose or damage a book you will be asked to pay the replacement cost. Invoices should be paid within 30 days. Failure to settle an invoice promptly may result in a £25.00 administration charge being applied. Failure to settle a debt before leaving the University may result in referral to a debt collection agency.

Print credits

If you are unable to use the self-service print credit revaluer you can pay for print credits online (minimum payment £1.00) or at SEZ (only sold in blocks of £1.50). If you wish to purchase a smaller amount of credit you should use the self service revaluer in the foyer.


A small range of consumables is available for sale from SEZ.

Item Cost 
USB memory stick (32 GB)  £6.00
Earphones £2.00
Pens    15p


If you are not entitled to free library membership you can pay for a library subscription. Full details of membership options are available in the Visitors and external users section of the Library website.

Other payments

SEZ can take payments for various services and facilities. These include:

  • accommodation fees and deposits
  • tuition fees
  • electricity charges
  • disciplinary fines
  • locker keys

Making a payment

You can make a payment at SEZ:

  • in cash
  • by cheque in person or by post. Cheques should be made payable to the University of Abertay Dundee.
  • by debit card: in person or by telephoning 01382 308833
  • by credit card (minimum payment of £10.00): in person or by telephoning 01382 308833. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Visa Electron, Maestro and Solo. We do not accept American Express (Amex)


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