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Fines and charges

Items borrowed must be returned by the due date. All members are liable for any fines incurred due to the late return of items as follows:

  • 20p per item per day for standard and two week loan items (up to a maximum of £5.00)
  • 50p per item per day for 7 day loan items (up to a maximum of £5.00)
  • £1 per item per day for special loan items (up to a maximum of £10.00)
  • £2 per item per day for laptops, iPads and associated equipment (up to a maximum of £50.00).

If you incur fines of £5.00 or more, all borrowing rights will be suspended until fines are paid (with the exception of those with ‘Volunteer’ category of membership who are not permitted to borrow if any fines are owed).

You may be charged for items supplied from outside the ‘BASE’ area or for journal articles held by BASE libraries, charges may vary.

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Changes to the BASE Library Service

As a response to Covid-19, some BASE libraries have now closed their counter services (all library closures will be posted on the Locations page). All library teams are still providing an enquiry service and can be contacted by email and phone if their counter is not open. Reservations are not available, however you may browse the catalogue and access e-resources. Items on loan have been automatically renewed and will not incur a fine. Most libraries are not providing new member registrations. More information on current service can be found here.