Over £100k! King’s College London Students Spend Hugely On Library Fines

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Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that students from King’s College London spent enormously on library fines in the 2016-17 academic year. Students unbelievably spent a total of £113,726.97. This figure is likely to be a shock to student’s, and is among the highest figures seen in the United Kingdom. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £3.92 per student! This figure purely relates to overdue items too – other fines such as those related to lost/damaged resources, haven’t been included.

 

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This unsurprisingly was one of the highest figures seen at a UK University for library fines

 

This amount will be disappointing for students. The average spend of £3.92 per student is mind-boggling! Many, many students don’t get fines, meaning there must be some prolific library fine spenders out there. This total average spend per student is also much higher than the average seen at British institutions.

 

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It should also be noted the five University libraries make a substantial income on areas such as printing – something that isn’t included in tuition fees, unexpectedly. Students are urged to return items before their due date, which can help to lower the figure witnessed for the 2016-2017 academic year.

 

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All this after student’s pay £9,000 a year. While of course it can be both annoying and unfair when someone doesn’t return their book in time, it could be argued a lower fine is fairer on students. This sort of figure could also reveal the need to have a discussion regarding the fine structure at the University. Either way, it’s a win for the library, and another disappointment for students.

 

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