What’s a sanction and how do I deal with it?

"no access" by  Bob the Lomond (CC BY-NC 2.0)
“no access” by Bob the Lomond (CC BY-NC 2.0)

You thought everything for the semester was done and dusted – but wait, what is that you see in your email inbox? A sanction! In all the rush to meet deadlines you may have forgotten to return some items to the library. We’d like to make sure everything is available and ready for interested users.

So, what is a sanction?

  • When a library item becomes 28 days overdue, an academic sanction will be applied to your student record.
  • Sanctions prevent you from receiving examination results, graduating and obtaining academic transcripts.

What should I do?

  • To remove the sanction, you need to either return the item or pay a replacement cost.
  • Replacement costs can be paid online by credit card via QUTPay, or in person at any QUT Branch Library, excluding the Law Library.

QUT Library is committed to ensuring equitable access to resources and we ask that you return or renew your items by their due date. You can renew them yourself by logging on to your My Library Profile on the QUT Library website.

Full details about overdues, penalties and sanctions are available via the QUT Library website.


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