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Rules, regulations & fees

Failure in keeping the term of giving back the books

Overdue is automatically blocking library account (borrowing another books, reservation or renewal is impossible) and charging fines is started. The fine for overdue is 0,30 PLN per day.

Consequence of not returning book in due time automatically blocks library account (borrowing another books, reservation or renewal is impossible) and penalties are calculated. The penalty for overdue is 0,30 PLN per day.

Payments can be made:

Online

The Library e-Payment Service for paying overdue fines is available in the  Main Library and most faculty libraries at Warsaw University of Technolgy. Online money transfers are made in cooperation with PayU. Online payments is immediately posted to the library account (when you pay by credit card, online transfer or PayU account). Once you have paid your fees, your library account will be unblocked  and you will be able to borrow books. You don’t have to return books before paying the fee - you will have extra 3 days to bring back your books or extend their due date. The service is available at:
- WUT Main Library and its braches
- Library of Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology
- Library of Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering
- Library of Faculty of Civil Engineering
- Library of Faculty of Faculty of  Building Services, Hydro and Environmental Engineering
- Library of Faculty of Mechatronics
- Library of Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering
- Library of Faculty of Automobiles and Heavy Machinery Engineering
- Library of Faculty of Transport

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I pay overdue fines using electronic payments?

The electronic payment option is available on your library account in the Fines&Fees bookmark.

Is it safe to pay overdue fines using electronic payments?

Yes, it is. Online Payments service is supplied by PayU – a company that provides an online payment system. You can find more about user’s security in PayU on https://www.payu.pl/en/user-security

Can I pay the overdue fine for books from different libraries by one money transfer?

No, you cannot. The bookmarks allow you to see how much you have to pay for overdue books from each WUT location. For example all overdue fines for books from the ML Students Lending Room and ML Open Stacks will be combined  into one fine – visible in one bookmark. Information about overdue fines from the specific faculty library will appear in a separate bookmarks. Select specific bookmark and make an online money transfer.

What is the minimum amount I can transfer using online payments?

You can use online payments when the fee is  more than 0,50 PLN.

I have a fee which is less than 0,50 PLN. What should I do?

You can pay it with the cash at the specific WUT library.

Do I have to bring back overdue books before paying the fee using e-payment service?

No, there is no need to do it. When you pay the fee using the library e-payment service, you have  extra 3 days to return the books to the library. You can also renew the due date of the borrowed books (if nobody else is waiting for the book and you haven't renewed it 3 times already). Note that these extra 3 days are only given when you pay online. If you want to pay with cash  at the library you have to bring back the  books first.

How long do I have to wait for unblocking my library account after making an online payment?

It depends on the way of payment that you choose. When you pay with payU account, online transfer or with a credit card, your library account will be unblocked almost immediately after making the transfer.  If you use money transfer in any bank or at the post office you will need to wait until the money is posted to the account. It can last up to 3 work days.

I’ve downloaded a copy of the bill and paid with a money transfer in the bank. I have a confirmation of the payment. Is there any chance to speed up unblocking of my account?

No, there is not. When you chose online payment from your library account, there is no way to speed up the procedure. Remember that if you want to unblock your library account quickly, you can come and pay a fee at the library.

Is there any extra charge for e-payment service?

No, there is no extra charge for paying fee using e-payment service.

Directly on the Main Library account

Books are needed to be returned, before paying for overdue.There is possibility to settle the payments by transferring money into our bank account: 34 1240 1053 5111 4310 0050 0091 Payments into bank acoount can be only for books overdued in Main Library and its branches. In the title of transfer please write your full name, number of library card and „fine for overdue” term. After payment, library account will be unblocked in 3 days. With confirmation of payment bringed to Main Library, library account will be unblocked immidiatelly.

Directly at the specific WUT Library

As of December 1, 2017 payments in the WUT Main Library will only be possible via PayU (electronic payment system) or by using traditional bank transfer. Cash payments will not be accepted.

 

Regulations

REGULATIONS for access to the collections and provision of information services of the Library and Information System of the Warsaw University of Technology