Penalties for detention, loss, and damage to the collections


On June 1, 2017, an automatic method of calculating penalties was launched. We remind you that the fees for keeping the collections according to the Price List of the Municipal Public Library in Gliwice [LINK] are::

  • for books, audiobooks, analog records, cassette tapes, games, music recordings on CDs and DVDs – from 1 item for each completed 30 days after the return date – PLN 3.00
  • for magazines from 1 itemy for each completed 30 days after the return date – PLN 3.00
  • for movies on DVDs from 1 item for each completed 30 days after the return date – PLN 5.00
  • for electronic equipment: e-book readers, Plus Reader, graphic tablets from 1 item for each completed 30 days after the return date – PLN 5.00

Penalties can be settled in cash, using the ŚKUP device or by bank transfer.


Settlement by bank transfer

The amount of the liability on the day of making the transfer should be agreed with the librarian. The payment in the title should include: name and surname of the reader, library card number, branch.

Account number: 40 1050 1285 1000 0002 0211 2819, ING BANK ŚLĄSKI S.A.


Remission, payment in installments, postponement

The reader has the right to apply for redemption, payment in installments or deferment. The application and the declaration on the financial situation (required pursuant to Journal of Laws of 2017, item 659 of the Act of February 10, 2017 on the amendment to the Public Finance Act) should be delivered to the library in person or by post to the following address:

Miejska Biblioteka Publiczna w Gliwicach
ul. Kościuszki 17
44-100 Gliwice.

Financial statement  for download


Some good advices

  1. To avoid being fined, it is best to simply return the harvest on time.
    You can also extend the return date 3 times. In the case of books, it is as much as 90 days. How to do it? By calling, sending an e-mail, entering your account in the electronic catalog (, in person at the library.
  2. Even if the penalty has already been charged, it is worth returning the harvest as soon as possible. The reimbursement will STOP a penalty. Each month is an increase in commitment – and this is completely unnecessary.
  3. The collections are our common good, every person enrolled in the library has the right to use them free of charge. Therefore, it is undesirable to have one reader holding the collections and preventing others from accessing them.
  4. The claim of the library regarding the return of borrowed books and payment of the statutory fees for their keeping, is a civil law claim, the same as many others – e.g. due to the bank for unpaid loan or to the owner of the premises for unpaid rent – and may be pursued in the same way, including legal proceedings. Therefore, we encourage all readers not to postpone the decision to settle their library obligations. After a longer period of time, this is associated with the multiplication of the debt, initially small, which, however, over time turns into a significant financial burden.