Paying Fines

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 online with a credit or debit card.
  • If the fine has been posted more than two days, you must pay through the Bursar's office. Checks and credit cards are accepted.

Guest Borrower and Alumni

  • For guest borrowers and Alumni fines may be paid online or you may pay by mail once you receive notification that fines are due.

Dispute a Fine

Library fines may be adjusted or waived in extenuating circumstances. If you think you should not have to pay a fine, please use this from to tell us your reasons. 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 Dispute Online 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.

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.
  • Fines older than 6 months may no longer be disputed.

Dispute Online