Reserve Fines

Fines and Fees Summary Chart

Item Fine
Reserve books $1.00 per hour (2-hour reserve)
$0.60 per day (1- or 3-day reserve)
Reserve media $1.00 per hour (hourly reserve)
$5.00 per day (1- or 3-day reserve)

All charges not collected at the Library's Check-Out Desk are reported to the University Accounting Office for collection by Accounts Receivable.
Overdue Notices

When a book is overdue, the Library emails an overdue notice. If we do not have your email address, we will send a notice by mail. Failure to receive such a notice does not absolve the borrower's responsibility for fines. The Library fines and other charges collected are not retained in the Library, but are deposited in a general fund of the University. Patrons are responsible to notify the Library directly regarding email or mailing address changes.


At times a library patron may wish to dispute a library charge such as overdue fines, recall fines, lost, damaged or missing items. The patron should first speak with the supervisor on duty. If the problem is not resolved the patron may fill out an appeal form online or at the Check-Out Desk. All appeals forms must be filled out completely and accurately. Please submit any documentation that will help the Appeals Board make its decision.

Appeals Board

The Appeals Board is comprised of three librarians and/or staff members from the various divisions of the library and the Head of Access Services. The Appeals Board meets once a month (only if there are enough appeals to be heard).


The Appeals Board will convene and discuss each appeal. The board will make a decision and a decision form will be sent to the patron with the verdict.

Appeal Fines Form