FINES/FEES Policy for Interlibrary Loan
Fine rates vary depending on loan period and type of material. All student fines are transferred to the Bursar’s Office and may be paid at the Student Receivables Office, 105 Student Services Center. All other fines may be paid at any branch library circulation desk. Only cash, checks or money orders are accepted. This is a change.
|Item type||Fine||Fine maximum|
|Books, Scores, Government Documents and Curriculum Materials||25 cents per day||$10|
|Sound Recordings and Videos, Bound Periodicals, and Recall Items||$1 per day||$20|
|Reserves: 2 hour, 4 hour, 10 hour||$1 per hour||$20|
|Reserves: 1 day, 3 day, 7 day, 10 day||$2 per day||$20|
|Gorgas Circulation Desk Media||$5 per hour||$100|
|Rodgers Library Other Materials||$1 per hour||$20|
|Laptops||$5 per hour||$100|
|Headphones||$1 per hour||$20|
|Phone Chargers||$1 per hour||$20|
|Interlibrary loan||ILL fines page||ILL fines page|
- All materials must be returned in good condition, including all parts.
- If you return an item damaged, the item will be repaired (if possible), and your account will be charged for the costs of the repairs. If the item cannot be repaired, the appropriate replacement fee will be charged to your account.
Any items declared lost are assessed a replacement fee and a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee, as well as the maximum fine for the item. If an item is returned in good condition within one year, the replacement fee may be refunded. This does not include media equipment. Please refer to the Equipment Borrowing Policies for refund of media equipment. The processing fee and fine are non-refundable. The library will not accept a copy of a lost book in lieu of payment.
|Item type||Considered lost after|
|Books, Scores, Government Documents and Curriculum Materials||60 days overdue|
|Sound Recordings and Videos, Bound Periodicals||60 days overdue|
|Reserves||10 days overdue|
|Gorgas Circulation Desk Media Equipment||24 hours overdue|
|Rodgers Library Other Materials||10 days overdue|
|Laptops||24 hours overdue|
|Phone Chargers||24 hours overdue|
|Headphones||24 hours overdue|
|Interlibrary Loan||ILL Fines Page|
|Item type||Replacement fee|
|Books, Scores, Government Documents, Curriculum Materials, Reserves, Sound Recordings, Headphones, Phone Chargers, and Rodgers Library Other Materials||Up to $45|
|Bound Periodicals, Videos, and Calculators||$100|
|Gorgas Circulation Desk Media Equipment||Up to $2,500|
|Laptops||Up to $2,500|
|Interlibrary Loan||ILL Fines Page|
Appeals procedure for library fines and fees
The borrower is responsible for all checked out library materials. Materials must be returned by the due date, including due dates for recalled items, and returned in the same condition as when checked out. The borrower may appeal a library fine or fee if he/she believes the charge has been assessed in error or is due to extraordinary circumstances. The borrower should initiate the appeal by e-mailing the respective supervisor of the owning library for the material. The borrower has 6 months to appeal a library fine from the time the fine is issued. The borrower may not place an appeal once the fine has been paid.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library
Angelo Bruno Business Library
Rodgers Science & Engineering Library
Please provide the supervisor with the following information:
- Official university email address
- Details of the item(s) and the fine or fee
- A statement of why you are appealing the fine or fee
- Any extraordinary circumstances
Your appeal will be investigated promptly and you will receive a response via your official university email address, and your preferred email address if specified.