Stewardship of Library Materials
Patrons who borrow library materials are expected to be good stewards of those materials. This includes returning them when due and reporting lost materials promptly. Failure to return materials or pay fines could result in the blockage of your Library Account.
If a borrower returns or renews an overdue item within 7 days following its due date, the library will not assess overdue fines. After expiration of the 7-day grace period, the fine accrues retroactively from the first day overdue.
There is no grace period for reserve items or for media (sound recordings and videos.) Overdue fines accrue from the first hour or day overdue.
Overdue notices are sent electronically to the borrowers’ university e-mail account unless the borrower specifies another address. Borrowers who have no e-mail account will receive printed notices via regular mail.
Patrons are responsible for knowing and observing due dates stamped in books and should not be dependent upon Library notices.
Fines apply to all categories of users, including faculty, staff, students and community users.
|Books||.25/day, per book||$35.00 maximum, per book|
|Hourly Reserve Materials||$1.00 per hour|
|Daily Reserve Materials||$1.00 per day|
|Recalled Materials||50¢ per day|
Paying Your Fines
Fines for overdue items from the J.D. Williams Library should be paid Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30A.M. - 4:30 P.M. at the West Circulation Desk.
Fines for overdue items from Science Library should be paid Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30A.M. - 4:30 P.M. at the Science Library Circulation Desk.
Patrons are charged for the replacement of a lost item plus a service fee to cover processing costs.