Fines & Fees

How much will I be charged for an overdue book?

Open shelf books

    R0.50 per book per day

Short Loan books

    R2.00 per hour

48 hour material (books and DVDs)


Open shelf material overdue for more than a month

    R320 automatic billing*

*The automatic billing can be reversed as soon as the material is returned to the library. If the material is not returned then a quote will be requested and the exact replacement cost of the material may be charged from the students’ bank account.

Do I have to pay a fee to use the library?

  • All Rhodes University staff members and registered students use the library for free. The student/staff card is also the library card.

  • Only community members are required to pay a fee. The membership fee for 2016 is R150.

Last Modified: Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:55:03 SAST