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|
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Ask The Library
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Do you need to talk to library staff? All campus libraries offer brief research consultation and search help during business hours. Contact us in one of the following ways and we will answer within 24 hours during the business work week: