Overdue, Fines & Lost

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Library fines can add up quickly. Don't waste your money! Be a good steward of library materials.

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.

Grace Period

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

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.

Fine Schedule
Books .25/day, per book  $35.00 maximum, per book
Video Materials    
Hourly Reserve Materials $1.00 per hour  
Daily Reserve Materials $1.00 per day  
Recalled Materials 50¢ per day  

Paying Your Fines

Fine payments may be made anytime online by clicking here.

During regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm, fine payments are processed as they are received. Payments received after hours may take up to 24 hours to process.

Lost Materials

Patrons are charged for the replacement of a lost item plus a service fee to cover processing costs.


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