What happens if I don't return my loans on time?


Penalties apply if you return loans overdue.

Demerit points accrue for overdue loans. At 10 points your borrowing privileges will be suspended.

Membership type Standard loans 3 day loans 7 day loans 3 hour loans
Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Bond University College 1 point 1 point 1 point 1 point

NB: Items requested by other borrowers accrue 2 points per item. You will receive a recall notification to return the item if someone places a request on one of your loaned items.

Examination results are withheld from students with overdue loans.

Standard loans more than 14 days overdue and high demand items more than 2 days overdue will be declared lost resulting in recovery costs and late fees being charged. High demand items include:

  • Reserve collection
  • 7 day loans
  • Requested items

Recovery costs and late fees will be transferred to the student system after a period has elapsed. After transfer the fees will no longer appear when you log in to "My Library Card" - please liaise directly with the cashier for payment.

For more information see the Borrowing & access page on the library website.


  • Last Updated 20 Aug 2021
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  • Answered By Jessie Donaghey

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