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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
|Maximum overdue fines
|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
|HK$2.00 per item per day
|Recalled HKALL items
|HK$4.00 per item per day
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.
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.
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.
- Online payment
Simply login to My Library Record and click “Pay” under the tab “FINE + FEES” to access the CUHK Library Online Payment system. Click here for how to. If your Library Card has expired, you may login our Online Payment system to settle the library fines and fees.
- Cash or Octopus Card
Pay by cash or Octopus Card at the Service Counter or Help Desk of any CUHK Libraries.
- Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Mastercard, UnionPay Credit Card, Visa Card, WeChat Pay
Pay by Alipay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Mastercard, UnionPay Credit Card, Visa Card or WeChat Pay at the Service Counter of the University Library.
- Cheque or bank draft
Crossed cheque or bank draft (redeemable by local banks), payable to “The Chinese University of Hong Kong” shall be sent to:
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
(Payment of library fines)
* Please write your English full name and student/staff/alumni/library ID at the back of the crossed cheque or bank draft.