Fines and lost items


Fines are currently suspended across all loans. We will let you know when they are reinstated.

Although fines are suspended, please remember that if you don't return items that are due you may be stopping another person from carrying out their studies or research.

Lost items

If an item you have borrowed from the Bodleian Libraries is lost, damaged or defaced, you may be required to pay a lost book charge.

You should report any lost or damaged items to the library that issued the loan. The library will send you an invoice to cover replacement costs, which will include processing and administration charges, and instructions on how to pay.

Manage your fines and charges

Fines will appear in ‘My SOLO’ under the ‘Fines + Fees’ tab.

Please note My SOLO does not include any fines currently accruing on books which are overdue and not yet returned.

Guide to using your SOLO account

Pay fines and charges

Fines can be paid in any Bodleian lending library by cash or cheque.

Libraries can accept payment for fines owed to other Bodleian Libraries.

You can pay fines on the Oxford University online store using a credit or debit card. The minimum online payment is £2.

Invoices for lost books should be paid by cash or cheque at the library from which the item was borrowed. Some libraries also allow payment through the University’s online store.

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