Overdue Fines, Damage & Loss

Overdue Fines

If a book is not returned by the due date, it is considered overdue and is subject to overdue fines as laid down in the Library Regulations.
  • Overdue notices are sent via email on the 1st, 3rd and 7th day after the due date respectively.
  • The Kidsploration Library sends a variety of library notices as a courtesy reminder only. Non-receipt of such notices will not be accepted as a reason for waiving or reducing fines.
  • An overdue item that has reached the maximum fine is assumed lost, and the borrower will be subjected to an additional processing fee of $60.
  • Charges will include the full value of replacement, processing fees and the maximum overdue fines.
  • It is the user’s responsibility to return checked out items on time and users are advised to return all items to the Libraries before overseas trips to avoid overdue fines.
  • User must settle all outstanding fees/fines before checking out a library item.
  • Overdue item is not renewable.

Access your circulation record Library Catalogue (https://koha.yccece.edu.hk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-user.pl) regularly and do not rely on notices; be aware of due dates.

Overdue Fines



Maximum Overdue Fines

All circulated items

$2 / day

$50 / item

Course Reserve items

$2 / hour

$50 / item

Notebooks & iPads

$20 / hour*

$700 / set

*Students who fail to return the laptop computers on the same day of the loan will be charged an extra overnight fine of $100.

*Including Library closing hours.

Payment Methods

  • Pay by Octopus Card in person at the Circulation Counter, not accepting cash.

Damage & Loss

  • Any defect or damage to an item should be reported to the Libraries immediately when it is noticed.
  • An overdue item that has reached the maximum overdue fine of HK$700 for laptop computers and HK$50 for other library items is assumed lost.
  • Users will be held responsible for loss or damage to any item whilst in their charge, and will be required to pay the full value of replacement and processing fees of $60.
  • The replacement cost for Notebook or iPad is $5000/set.
  • Lost items are the property of the Library, even after fees have been paid. If you find a lost item, return it to the Library.