Fines & Payment

Overdue Fines

To provide quality access to resources for patrons, the Library imposes fines and charges for overdue, lost or damaged items. 

You may view and pay any incurred fines online via your Library account

Please note:

  • Items not returned more than 35 days after its due date are considered as lost and will incur lost charges. 
  • Fines not paid within the calendar year will incur an administrative fee. 
  • If your total fines exceed the overdue bill limit, you will be unable to renew your loans until the fine is paid. 

Staff

Staff include:

  • NP Full Time Staff, Adjunct Lecturers
  • NIEC@NP Teaching Staff
  • SIT@NP Teaching Staff
Overdue Bill Limit$20
Print Books$0.10 per day
Multimedia$0.50 per day
Back Issues of Magazines / Periodicals$0.10 per day
Reference Book
e.g. Standards
$0.10 per day
Restricted Media
e.g. R21 Feature Films
$0.50 per day

Students

Students include:

  • NP Full-Time & CET Student
  • NIEC@NP Full-Time & CET Student
  • SIT@NP Full Time & CET Student
Overdue Bill Limit$3
Print Books$0.10 per day
Multimedia$0.50 per day
Back Issues of Magazines / Periodicals$0.10 per day
Restricted Media
e.g. R21 Feature Films
$0.50 per hour

Short-Term Students

Short-Term Students refer to short-term bridging students (e.g. ELBC) or exchange students affiliated with NP.

Overdue Bill Limit$3
Print Books$0.10 per day
Multimedia$0.50 per day
Back Issues of Magazines / Periodicals$0.10 per day

External & Special Members

External members are active Library members who are not current staff or students of NP and its affiliates.

Overdue Bill Limit$3
Print Books$0.10 per day
Multimedia$0.50 per day
Back Issues of Magazines / Periodicals$0.10 per day

Lost Item & Damages

Report Loss or Damages

Items not returned more than 35 days after its due date are considered as lost and will incur lost charges.

If you have lost a borrowed item, please report the loss to us via live chat or email us at lib_circ@np.edu.sg

Charges for each Lost / Damaged Item include:

  • Replacement charge based on price paid by the Library for the lost/damaged item or price to replace a complete set (if the item cannot be purchased separately)
  • Processing fee of $10 + GST for each item lost/damaged

Replacement of Lost / Damaged Item

You may choose to purchase and replace the lost/damaged item with an exact copy of the item or with a copy of its newer edition. In this case, only the processing fee of $10 + GST applies. 

You may view and pay any incurred charges online via your Library account.  

Waiver or Refund of Charges for Lost Item:

If you have found your lost item and proceed to return it, you are eligible for waiver or refund of replacement charges. Processing fee of $10 + GST still applies and overdue fines will be imposed. Fines will be calculated from the item’s due date to the date that item was returned.

Payment

Easily pay fines anytime by scanning the paynow QR code in your Library Account.  

Please note that payments made are non-refundable except expressed or approved by the Library.