On this page: Overdue Fines | Lost & Damaged Item Fines | Circulation Blocks | Pay Fines | Dispute a Fine


Fines show in your library account once your books have been returned to the library. Fines vary by library, type of material, and account type. In some cases, a suspension of borrowing privileges may occur.


Overdue Fines


Students & Staff

 Books, Scores, and Periodicals  $.50/day
 Course Reserves, Limited Access, and Equipment  $1/hour
 Interlibrary Loan materials and Recalls  $1/day
 GIS Laptops  $5/day


Faculty are only responsible for fines on Interlibrary Loan materials, recalls and equipment loans.

 Equipment  $1/hour
 Interlibrary Loan and Recalls  $1/day
 GIS Laptops  $5/day

Alumni, Guests, and Visiting Scholars

 Books, Scores, and Periodicals  $1/day


Lost & Damaged Item Fines

If library materials are not returned or damaged, you will be charged for replacement. See all lost and damaged item fees by item type.


Circulation Blocks

A suspension of borrowing privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 1 overdue recall
  • $1,000 or more in fines/fees


Pay Fines

Students, Staff, and Faculty

You will be notified by email if you have fines charged to your account.

  • Once the fine appears in your account, you may pay online.
  • After two days, the fine is transferred and payments must be made to the Bursar's office.

Visitors and Alumni

  • Pay online
  • Pay by mail: Pay after you receive a bill from the library.


Dispute a Fine

Library fines may be waived or reduced. Please fill out the form and you will be contacted within 5 business days.

First time fines can be waived as a courtesy. We are unable to waive fines older than 6 months.