Pay or Dispute a Fine

Your fine will post to your library account once your books have been returned to the library.

Fines vary by library and type of material. In some cases, a suspension of library circulation privileges may occur. View borrowing policies for more information.

How to pay a fine

Students, Staff, and Faculty

  • If the fine has been posted two days or less (48 hours), you may pay with cash or check at the Main Desk.
  • If the fine has been posted more than two days, you must pay through the Bursar's office. Check and credit card are accepted.

Visitors and Alumni

  • Pay in-person: Cash or check accepted at the Main Desk. We do not accept credit cards.
  • Pay by mail: Pay after you receive a bill from the circulation department.


Dispute a Fine

Library fines may be adjusted or waived in extenuating circumstances. You will be notified by e-mail within 5 business days, or if more information is needed. If you require more detailed information concerning your overdue fines, please use the Ask Us form. We will be happy to provide you with a history of your fines and fees.

Note: First time fines if requested can be waived as a courtesy, and you will not have to fill out this form. Fines older than 6 months may no longer be disputed.

Extenuating circumstances do not include:

  • Lack of understanding of library policies or renewal options.
  • Loaning library materials to a 3rd party, damage to materials, or theft.
  • Not receiving or a delay in receipt of courtesy notices or overdue notices, or failing to update your current e-mail or mailing address.
  • Blocks on your library account preventing a renewal.

Dispute Online