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 typeFineFine maximum
Books, Scores, Government Documents and Curriculum Materials25 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
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Damaged items

  • 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.

Lost items

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 typeConsidered lost after
Books, Scores, Government Documents and Curriculum Materials60 days overdue
Sound Recordings and Videos, Bound Periodicals60 days overdue
Reserves10 days overdue
Gorgas Circulation Desk Media Equipment24 hours overdue
Rodgers Library Other Materials10 days overdue
Laptops24 hours overdue
Phone Chargers24 hours overdue
Headphones24 hours overdue
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Replacement Fees

Item typeReplacement fee
Books, Scores, Government Documents, Curriculum Materials, Reserves, Sound Recordings, Headphones, Phone Chargers, and Rodgers Library Other MaterialsUp to $45
Bound Periodicals, Videos, and Calculators$100
Gorgas Circulation Desk Media EquipmentUp to $2,500
LaptopsUp to $2,500
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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

Interlibrary Loan

Please provide the supervisor with the following information:

  • Name
  • CWID
  • 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.