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 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. 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 the Ask a Circulation Question 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