Using our services

Fees and charges

Fines per item for overdue material

Item type Who Charge
Loaned item External users 20p per day or part day
Books from other Libraries via Document Supply Staff and students 20p per day or part day
Recalled, held, or for use in the Library only All users 50p per day or part day
Locker key All users £5.00 per day or part day
Laptop All users £5.00 per 24 hour period or part of a 24 hour period

Replacement charges per item

Item type Charge
Library card £6.00
Locker key £20.00
Books, journals or audio-visual material Flat average replacement cost £55.00; handling fee £7.00
Laptop Replacement cost of laptop £1,095.00; Laptop Case £15.20; Charger £72.00
Peripheral items, including HDMI Cables   Replacement cost (only) dependant on the item 

Printing and photocopying


  A4 A3
Black and white 5p 7p
Colour 20p 40p
Staff-operated photocopying 9p 15p


  A4 A3
Black and white 7p 14p
Colour 38p 76p

There are no charges for scanning to email.

Special Collections charges

Type Standard charges UoL member up to 10 copies/scans Remote orders
Self-service digital photography No charge No charge N/A
Photocopying - black and white 50p - A4 and A3 9p - A4
15p - A3
Standard charges - £5 minimum charge + postage
Photocopying - colour 60p - A4 and A3 40p - A4 and A3 Standard charges - £5 minimum charge + postage
Scanning up to A3 £1.00 (jpeg 200 dpi) 50p (jpeg 200 dpi) Standard charges - £5 minimum charge + postage

External membership fees

Category Reference Borrowing
Alumni* No charge No charge
College and school students studying for A-Levels No charge on production of signed validation Not available
Leicester Medical Society No charge No charge
Mathematical Association No charge No charge
Members of the public over 19 non-students No charge
No charge
Museums Staff - Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland** No charge
No charge
NHS Staff - Leicester, Leicestershire No charge
No charge
SCONUL Access for staff and students at participating HE institutions*** No charge No charge
Non-SCONUL Access for HE students (during University vacations only) No charge Not available
Teachers - Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland No charge No charge

* There are no charges for donors to Alumni Convocation Appeal for reference or borrowing
**There are no charges for some nominated Museums staff
***SCONUL Access Band R staff and students will be charged £60.00 for 12 months; £20.00 for 3 months to borrow

Document Supply charges

Type Charge
Electronic article £7.00
Electronic article scanned from print £12.00
Loan £20.00
Non-UK Loan £30.00
Uncollected loan £7.00
Lost or damaged British Library item £214.30
Copyright Cleared article £13.00 + copyright cleared fee (variable)
UMI Proquest Theses £40.00

Services for distance learners

Type Charge
Photocopied article or chapter - black and white 9p per A4 sheet + postage
Postal loan No charge

Note there is a quota allocation for distance learning students and charges only apply when this has been exceeded.

Services for Mathematical Association

Type Charge
Photocopied article or chapter - black and white 9p per A4 sheet + postage
Postal loans of Mathematical Association books Postage and packing for supply; user pays for return

If you require further information or wish to comment upon these charges, please contact:

University Librarian
University Library, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RD
0116 252 5180

Revised August 2023

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