Overdue Lords library books [FOI 976]

Request

  • A list of the top ten most popular books borrowed over the past five years.
  • The numberof occasions a member has been asked to pay for a late return and amount of the fine and the name and author of the borrowed book.
  • The number of non-returned books broken down by year with the title and name of the author for each book not returned and yearly totals for how much was charged for non-returned items over the past five years.
  • The highest amount charged to a member in each calendar year.

Response

1.    The top ten Lords Library books borrowed since 18 March 2011 are listed below. This data is drawn from the Library Management System’s circulations module, which was installed in March 2011. Data prior to that date not held. 

Author Title Number of times issued
Ballinger, Chris House of Lords, 1911-2011 : a century of non-reform 6
Straw, Jack Last man standing : memoirs of a political survivor 4
Oliver, Dawn The law and parliament 3
Bindoff, S.T. The House of Commons 1509-1558 3
Helm, Dieter The carbon crunch : how we're getting climate change wrong - and how to fix it 3
Friedman, T.L That used to be us : what went wrong with America - and how it can come back 3
Hipshon, David Richard III 3
Lomborg, Bjorn Rethink HIV : smarter ways to invest in ending HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa 3
Rogers, Robert and Walters Rhodri How Parliament works 3
Hennessy, Peter Distilling the frenzy : writing the history of one's own times 3
Waddington, David David Waddington : memoirs : dispatches from Margaret Thatcher’s last Home Secretary 3
Powell, Colin A soldier’s way : an autobiography 3

 

2.   Overdue charges are not generally made by the issuing libraries for inter-library loans, but charges are made for books that are not returned. Details of charges made for late or non-returned inter-library loans are set out below:

Author, Title Charges Year
Applebaum, Anne Gulag £20.00 2012
Kitcher, Philip Science, Truth and Democracy £141.60 2012
Allen, Danielle Talking to Strangers £23.00 2012
Catlin, John Family Quartet £20.00 2011
Jones, Brian Failing Intelligence £20.00 2010
Einzig, Paul Destiny of Gold £20.00 2010
Cole, Henry The Great Exhibitor £35.00 2009
Fallon, Steve Lonely Planet Hungary £15.00 2008
Marwick, Arthur War and Social Change in the Twentieth Century £15.00 2008
Kappeler, Susanne Pornography of Representation £15.00 2008
Attlee, C.R As it Happened £15.00 2008

 

3.    For Lords library books lost or damaged by borrowers, the Library charges the cover price for replacement. Information in respect of these charges for the last five years is set out below:

Author Title Cost of replacing book Year
Inwood, Stephen A History of London £30.96 2008
Armajani,J  Modern Islamist Movements £17.19 2012

 

4.    Information, relating only to inter-library loans rather than books borrowed from the Library’s own stock, is set out below.

Author, Title Charges Year
Kitcher, Philip Science, Truth and Democracy £141.60 2012
Catlin, John Family Quartet £20.00 2011
Jones, Brian Failing Intelligence £20.00 2010
Einzig, Paul Destiny of Gold £20.00 2010
Cole, Henry The Great Exhibitor £35.00 2009
Fallon, Steve Lonely Planet Hungary £15.00 2008
Marwick, Arthur War and Social Change in the Twentieth Century £15.00 2008
Kappeler, Susanne Pornography of Representation £15.00 2008
Attlee, C.R As it Happened £15.00 2008