Overdue & Lost Items, Fines & Fees

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Late Fees

Magazines & Journals (Current Issues, Bound Volumes)

  • Lost single issue: $100.00
  • Lost bound volume: $500.00


  • Fees vary according to lending institution


  • Lost Item Fee: at least $90.00

Government Publications

  • Lost Item Fee: at least $60.00

Library Media Collections

  • Lost Item Fee: at least $60.00

Reserve Items

  • $1.00 per hour per item for hour-based loans (2-hrs & 24-hrs)
  • $1.00 per day per item for day-based loans (48-hrs)
  • Maximum Overdue Fee: $25.00 per item
  • Damaged Item Fee: varies depending upon the degree of damage to the book
  • Lost Item Fee: at least $60.00

Overdue Items

It is your responsibility to return or renew items you have checked out on or before they are due. We will send a courtesy reminder to the e-mail address in the Library record 2 days before the due date. Non-receipt of the courtesy message does not excuse the fines. Be sure to sign in to your Library Account in OneSearch to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.

Note: After logging into your Library Account you can also check the due dates and renewal options for the items you have checked out.

For more information, contact Circulation Services.

Lost Items

Notify Circulation Services as soon as possible if an item has been lost. The replacement charge depends upon the item that has been lost; most items will cost at least $60.00.

Lost book invoices are automatically sent to users after a book is 21 days overdue. The replacement charge is refundable within a one year period, minus the late fee, if any, if the book is returned in good condition after the due date. The replacement charge may also be waived if the borrower provides a substitute copy of the missing item in excellent condition. Your university record may also be flagged, due to unpaid Library fines, preventing you from registering for classes and or from graduating.

For more information, contact Circulation Services.