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Paying library fines

Information on how to avoid fines and how to pay them if incurred.

How to pay library fines

Credit/debit card (incurs 1.55% transaction fee)

  1. Sign in to My Library account
  2. Go to Fines & Fees to start the transaction
  3. Once payment is complete, a receipt will be emailed to you

Any enquiries, email ask.library@otago.ac.nz

Internet banking (up to five working days)

The University of Otago's bank account number is: 03-0175-0660238-00. Most New Zealand banks have the University of Otago in their searchable list of online banking payees.

Please include these details so your payment can be correctly assigned and tracked.

  1. Surname/Family name
  2. username or ID number in the Code field (eg. samsa698)
  3. Payment type "LIBRARY FINE"
  4. Email us ask.library@otago.ac.nz - Your fine will be cleared when your payment is processed by the University Cashiers.

Cheque

  1. Make the cheque out to the University of Otago.
  2. Include your username or ID number with the cheque.

Send to:
Client Services
Central Library
University of Otago Library
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

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Fine rates

Fines begin to accumulate as soon as items become overdue. To avoid fines, renew your items.

Type Fine rate (per item) Notes
Regular loan items No fines Applies to all
Recalled items $3.00 per day Applies to all
3 day loan items $1.00 per day Staff: no fines
High Demand items (Course Reserve) $6.00 per hour (10 cents per minute) Applies to all
Interloans 20 cents per day Applies to all
Lost item replacement costs $100.00 default + $25.00 Admin fee Applies to all