Overdue fines: Cost and payment
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2023 Views: 1715

The table below lays out the fines for different types of Library items, based on how late the item is when it is returned.

Fines for Overdue Library Material

Fines Per Hour Per Day Maximum
General Collection (Books, CDs) n/a n/a n/a
Reserve Items (3 hour loans) $1.00 n/a $30.00
Reserve Items (3 day loans) n/a $3.00 $30.00
DVDs n/a $3.00 $30.00
Laptops n/a $20.00 $800.00
Lost Items Replacement fees will vary. They include the value of the material(s) plus a $10.00 processing fee.
Long Overdue Items (80 days overdue) The cost of the item plus a processing fee.

Note: All fines accumulate per item.

Paying Library Fines

If you need to pay a fine, please visit your campus library Front Desk. If you are unable to make it to campus or your campus library is closed, please email us at library@algonquincollege.com and we will respond within regular business hours.

Note: The Library does generate overdue notices that are sent via email with a final notice arriving by mail. Non-receipt of such notices does not absolve Library users of the responsibility to return Library materials by their due date.  Please ensure that the Library has your correct mailing and email address.

How to avoid late fees and lost items

  • Review your Library Account information to ensure you know when to return your items and what items you have borrowed. 
  • You can also renew an item if you know you will not be on campus to return the item.

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