Important notice about book returns

An update on overdue fines and late renewal fees.

As we closed our doors and went into lockdown in March all library items on loan were automatically extended, and any overdue fines and late renewal fees accrued over the lockdown period were waived until 30 June.

As we were not charging overdue fees, our automated reminder notices also stopped being sent out to let you know when things were due back. Now we have started sending out reminder notices and overdue notices again, we appreciate it may be several months ago that you first borrowed those items and these notices might be a surprise. We want to give you enough time to get to the library to return any overdue items before we introduce overdue charges once more.

We will not be applying overdue charges or late renewal fees to any items until after the school holidays, which end on Sunday 19 July.

Please note that if you are renewing your items online after their due date a charge will automatically be applied. Please give us a call, email us, or come in and see us at Rangiora, Kaiapoi or Oxford Libraries to have these charges removed from your account.