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Fines and Fees Policy

Library materials have specified loan periods. Overdue fines will be assessed for materials returned past the due date or time. Overdue notices are sent electronically, if a patron has an email address on file, or through USPS mail. Overdue notices will be followed by a bill for item(s) not returned to the Library. Failure to receive overdue notices and bills does not absolve students from payment of fines and fees. At the close of each semester, a hold is placed on student college accounts not in good standing with the Library, which prevents course registration, graduation, and release of transcripts.

Overdue fines continue to accrue until all overdue items are received at the Lending Services Desk and processed through regular Library channels. All materials that are not returned by the last day of final examinations each semester will be treated as overdue.

The overdue fine for most circulating material is ten cents per item per day, or fifty cents per reserve item per hour. Fines and fees for other items vary according to format. At checkout, make sure you know when the item is due. Check with Library staff for details.

Students must report damaged or lost materials as soon as possible to the Lending Services Desk to prevent fines from accruing.

Charges for damaged or lost materials will be assessed as follows:
• Accumulated fines, if any, and
• The replacement cost for the item

Most items are charged at the following rates:
• Hardbound Books: $25.00
• Paperbound Books: $15.00
• All media (Cassettes, CDs, Floppy Disks, Videos, DVDs): $50.00
• Museum Passes: $50.00
• Equipment (headphone sets): $75.00