How Much Did Oxford Brookes Students Spend On Library Fines?


Figures obtained by UniEel have shown that students at Oxford Brookes University spent heavily on library fines for the 2016-17 academic year. Students spent a total of £23,064. This figure is however below average for values seen at UK institutions. To put this figure into perspective, this equates to a spend of approximately £1.28 per student. This figure purely relates to overdue items too – other fines such as those related to lost/damaged resources, haven’t been included.


It was an expensive year for Oxford Brookes University students at the library


This amount will certainly come as a disappointment for students. While Oxford has its perks as a student, this will be a frustrating amount for students. At least this figure is well, well short of the amount seen at the University of Oxford – over £150,000!




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.






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 thousands of pounds in tuition fees each 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 is in good health…





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