Library Fine Policy

Checkout Periods:
Books: 28 days plus 1 renewal
Media: 7 days plus 1 renewal
Reserves: as determined by instructor

Library patron accounts: Patrons are responsible for all items checked out under their name.  You can monitor the status of your library account, the items you have checked out and any outstanding fines, by clicking on "My Account" from the Library's Login Page.  

Print Materials: Renewals may be made in person or online. An overdue notice is sent three days after the due date. If a book or print resource is not returned within the 2 week grace period, you will be billed a $45 re-placement cost and a $10 non-refundable fee.

Media Materials: Renewals for media items may be made in person or online. An overdue notice is sent one day after the item is due. If a media item is not returned within the 6 day grace period, you will be billed a $55 re-placement cost and a $10 non-refundable fee.

Lost items: The cost of a lost item, plus the $10 non-refundable fee, will be charged for all items that cannot be found in the Library. When a borrower reports that he/she has returned an item but the item is not found within 6 weeks of the due date or by the end of the semester, the lost material charge and the non-refundable fee will be assessed.

Refunds: When an item is declared lost, the borrower will be charged the non-refundable
fee plus the replacement cost of the item. If the borrower subsequently returns the item within a year after all the charges have been paid, the borrower will be refunded the replacement cost only. When an item is returned after the bill has been sent, the replacement fee can be waived, but the non-refundable fee will not be waived.

For additional information on circulation periods and overdue/lost charges, click here.

Paying fees: Students must pay fines and/or lost-book charges prior to registration for each academic semester or summer session and before being cleared for graduation. Payments are made at the Cashier‘s window/Business Services.

Library Privileges & Appeals: Borrowers with outstanding fines and lost material charges may not be allowed further Library privileges. Those who repeatedly run up fines or repeatedly lose books may be subject to permanent suspension of Library privileges. The University Librarian will make such decisions in consultation with the Circulation Supervisor. Appeals may be made to the Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences.

Last Modified: 3/3/17 10:53 AM