Revealed: How Much Did Warwick Uni Students Spend on Library Fines?


Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that Warwick University students spent heavily on library fines in the 2016-17 academic year. Students spent a total of £55,903! This figure is well above the average seen across a study of 64 institutions. To put this figure into perspective, this yielded a spend of approximately £2.24 per student! This figure purely relates to overdue items too – other fines such as those related to lost/damaged resources, haven’t been included.


The University has been collecting many fines!


This amount will come as a disappointment for students. While Warwick does offer a superb student experience, this additional cost can be frustrating! It should also be noted the University library makes a substantial profit 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. The University did note that all income from these fines is reinvested into the library.






It is worth reminding again that this figure didn’t take into account other costs, mentioned earlier, like lost or damaged resources. All this after student’s pay £9,000 a year. While 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 figure could prompt discussion regarding the fairness of library fines. At least our library won’t be going anywhere anytime soon…





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