Fines and lost items


The Bodleian Libraries suspended fines for late returns in March 2020 and this policy will continue for the 2022–23 academic year. All existing fines relating to overdue items from the Bodleian Libraries have been cleared.

Please continue to return items promptly to help others carry out their studies and research.

Replacement charges will still apply for lost, damaged, or defaced items.

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.

Charges for lost and damaged items will appear in 'My SOLO' under the 'Fines + Fees' tab.

Guide to using your SOLO account

Pay lost book charges

Invoices for lost books should be paid to the library from which the item was borrowed.

The payment should be made by selecting the relevant library on the University’s online store.

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