Fines & Fees

Fines and Fees 罚款及费用

Overdue fines

For the latest information on fines and fees during COVID-19 please see:
https://www.lib.cuhk.edu.hk/en/about/news/us-important-notice-280120

The responsibility of returning library materials on time lies with the borrower. Overdue items accrue the following fines as stipulated in the Regulations of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Library:

Types of library materials Overdue fines Maximum overdue fines
Course Reserves HK$1.00 per item per hour HK$100 per item
All other circulating items HK$1.00 per item per day
Recalled CUHK items HK$5.00 per item per day
HKALL items HK$2.00 per item per day
Recalled HKALL items HK$4.00 per item per day

Maximum fine limit

Fines will be charged on library materials returned late. Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if the maximum fine limit is reached. You may settle the fines with the payment methods listed below.

Damaged items

Borrowers who return books damaged beyond repair will be charged the cost of replacement in addition to the processing cost of HK$100.00 and any accumulated fines. Damaged books and marked pages should be reported at the Service Counter as soon as noticed.

Lost items

Items on loan should not be taken outside Hong Kong. Please contact library staff for any loss of library materials. The borrower of a lost item will be charged the cost of replacement in addition to the processing fee of HK$100.00 and any accumulated fines.

Payment Methods

Cash
Octopus Card
Cheque payable to "The Chinese University of Hong Kong"
Online Payment (How to)