Avoiding fines

Overdue fees

Items not returned by the due date will:

  • incur a Bill for Replacement (BFR) fee.
  • prevent you from borrowing, renewing or requesting more items.

See the Items fees table below for further details.

Avoiding library fees

  1. Keep track of your due dates.
  2. Renew your loans before they are overdue by accessing your library record in Primo Search.
  3. Pay attention to courtesy, overdue and recall notices.

Recall notices

Recall notices will be issued if any items you have on loan have been requested by another user.

Regardless of the original due date, recalled items must be returned by the new due date.

Recalled items that are not returned by the due date will:

  • incur a Bill For Replacement fee.
  • prevent you from borrowing or renewing other items.
Check your library record in Primo Search regularly for changes to due dates.

Making payments

Library Charges will appear on your Charles Sturt Financial Statement. There are a number of payment methods available to you.

If you do not pay any outstanding charges, Charles Sturt will be unable to release the results of any subjects you are studying. See financial information for students at CSU for more information.

Item fees

Item TypeFee
Standard loans (Book, A/V, Kits) At 28 days overdue; $150 bill for replacement 
Recalled Items At 14 days overdue; $150 bill for replacement
Mobile Device At 14 days overdue; $2,500 bill for replacement
2 Hour Reserve Items, One Day Loans & Anatomical models At 1 day overdue; $150 bill for replacement or actual replacement cost
Damaged or non-returned items$150 per item or actual replacement cost
Reduced charges may apply for minor damage
A damaged or non-returned Acer Switch may incur up to $2,500 replacement costs.

The Library reserves the right to charge the actual replacement cost for all loan and material types.