No Library fines

During the first lockdown Solihull Libraries took the decision to remove fines for overdue items and earlier this year library fines were permanently removed.

It is still important that library members return overdue library items to their local libraries so that stock can be made available for other residents.

Please remember to:

  • return items to the library on or before their due date to allow them to be borrowed by other library users
  • renew your items online, by phone or in person at your local branch
  • return overdue items once you receive an overdue notice. If you can’t then please contact a member of library staff to discuss
  • provide or add your email address to your account. You will get reminders before your loans are due back as well as prompts after, should you not return them

If you don’t return an item or contact a member of staff to discuss an overdue item before you receive the first overdue reminder, your card will be frozen and you will not be able to take out or renew any further items, including e-books and e-audio books.

Borrowing privileges cannot be restored until overdue items are returned, or you have made contact with library staff to discuss the matter.

Email reminders

To set up email reminders, email or add your email yourself via the My Account function on the library catalogue page  Your email address won’t be shared and you can opt out of marketing emails.

If you don’t have a registered email address for reminders, then please make sure that you retain the issue receipt which has the item return dates printed on it.

You can also check what you have on loan and renew loans yourself anytime in My Account.

Replacement Costs

You will be asked to pay a replacement charge if an item has been lost or damaged. This cost will be calculated as the published retail recommended price from our stock supplier which is displayed on the library management system and which is shown on all customer accounts.

Replacement charges can be paid at any library branch, regardless of where the item originated from.