Fines & Fees

Fines & Fees Summary Chart

Item Fine
Reserve Books $1.00 / hour (2-hour reserve)
60 cents/day (1 or 3 day reserve)
Recalled Books 1.00 / day
All Other Books 30 cents / day
Reserve Media $1.00 / hour (strict reserve)
$12.00 / day (1 day reserve)
All Other Media 30 cents / day

If you believe a fine was applied incorrectly, you may appeal a fine. For more, see the Appeal a Fine page.

There is a three day grace period for returning items without incurring a fine. There is no grace period for recalled items. If items are returned on the fourth day or thereafter, fines will be assessed for each day overdue beginning from the first day.

When current fines reach $20.00 or more, borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fine is paid or reduced to an amount below $20.00.

When the maximum fine has been reached, the book is assumed to be lost. The borrower is charged $49.00 for the cost of the book, a $15.00 processing fee, in addition to the $20.00 maximum fine. Lost books, even if paid for or replaced, remain the property of the University and, if found, must be returned to the Library. Depending on the length of time involved, a partial refund of the cost of the book is made when a "paid" lost book is returned.

When an item is reported lost, fines will not be accrued from that date. The borrower is charged the fine at that time, if any, and the replacement and processing fees indicated above.

Patrons who damage items will be charged full replacement and processing costs and will be subject to University disciplinary action.

All charges not collected at the Library's Circulation Desk are reported to the University Accounting Office for collection by Accounts Receivable.

Overdue Notices

When a book is overdue, the Library emails an overdue notice. If we do not have your email address, we will send a notice by mail. Failure to receive such a notice does not absolve the borrower's responsibility for fines. The Library fines and other charges collected are not retained in the Library, but are deposited in a general fund of the University. Patrons are responsible to notify the Library directly regarding email or mailing address changes.

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