Fines on Overdue Materials

The Library charges $1.00 per day for overdue materials such as books and audiovisual materials. (Effective October 1, 2004)

Fines for overdue books are $1.00 per day per book with a maximum fine of $100.00 per item.

Courtesy notices are sent through e-mail three (3) days prior to the due date of checked-out books. Renewals may be requested by replying to the courtesy e-mail notice, phoning the Circulation Desk (686-5980) during operating hours or by renewing on-line.

***Please Note: Non-receipt of the courtesy notice (sent to junk-mail, for example) does NOT remove responsibility for renewing or returning books on time. Library patrons without e-mail access do not receive courtesy notices. The date due stamped in the back of each book at check-out serves as the primary notification for the due date of the materials checked out.

An overdue notice is sent via e-mail the day after a book is due. Renewals may be requested at that time by phoning the Library (686-5980) during operating hours.

If an e-mail address is not available overdue notices will be sent via regular mail.

Billing for overdue or lost items:

If items are not returned by the due date, two subsequent notices are sent. The final notice is a bill for the replacement costs of the items; overdue fines incurred (up to $100.00 per item) and for each item a $15.00 non-refundable billing and a $15.00 processing charge. Borrowing privileges are suspended and will not be reinstated until the materials are returned and fines are paid or replacement costs and fines are paid if the materials are lost.

If items are returned, the replacement cost and processing charge are waived. The patron is responsible for overdue charges (up to $100.00 per item) and the $15.00 billing fee (non-refundable for each item).

If items are lost, the charges for each item will include replacement cost of the item, plus the $15.00 processing fee, plus the $15.00 billing fee and accumulated overdue fines.