Library Overdues and Sanctions

Overdue sanctions are imposed by the Library to ensure the fair and equitable sharing of limited resources amongst our clients.

When you have overdue items, you cannot borrow books, renew your items or place a hold.

Library sanctions accrue for overdue items at the rate of 50 demerit points per day for books and 100 demerit points per day for DVDs.

Points do not accrue for weekends and public holidays.

When you have accrued more than 1000 or more in demerit points, your borrowing record is blocked as well as access to IT systems.

Once overdues reach 1000 demerit points, the items must be returned and only then will the demerit points be removed.

Sanctions can accrue up to 2000 per item, at which stage the item is deemed lost and you will be charged both: a processing fee of $12.00 and the cost of the item(s).

Overdue notices are e-mailed  to your myangliss.edu.au account:

  • You will receive a "Courtesy notice" e-mail 2 days before items you have on loan from the library will become overdue. The e-mail will advise you to contact the LRC and re-new your items to avoid overdue fees.
  • You will receive a "First notice" e-mail after the items you have on-loan become overdue.
  • You will receive a "Long time overdue" e-mail when the overdue fees have reached 1000 demerit points and more.

All notices include email, phone number and Library URL to contact us if you have any questions. Upon return of late items your borrowing and student network privileges (this includes My WAI access) can be reinstated, and transcripts of results can be released.

Please note: We do not send our notices by post, due to William Angliss Institute's commitment to sustainability and the Library's aim to reduce its own environmental impact.

Items returned in the return chute next to the Building B lift when we are closed, will not be taken off your record until the next working day.


You can avoid library sanction by:

 Checking your Angliss email for a notification from the LRC advising of the due date/s for items, and/or overdue items.

  • Returning items to the LRC before the due date
  • Keeping your printed loans slip receipt as a reminder
  • Checking your borrowing record via the LRC Catalogue


 If you disagree with the library sanction:

Talk to a staff member at the LRC service desk. We will consider all legitimate concerns about your library sanction;
however we will NOT accept the following reasons:

  • Unwillingness to take responsibility for material loaned to a third party
  • Forgetting the due date
  • Not receiving library reminders sent to your MyAngliss email address
  • Email inbox was full
  • Unable to visit the library often or distance from the library
  • Disagreement with library fine policy
  • Returning items to another library by mistake
  • Not being on campus
  • Semester breaks, summer vacation, or on placement
  • Changed opening hours