When an item is overdue, the patron is notified as outlined below. If the item is not returned by the conclusion of the notice period, the item is marked “Lost.” For non-tech items, the “Lost” fine is $125; of this amount, $100 serves as the default replacement cost of the item and the remaining $25 is billed as a processing fee to prepare the replacement item for circulation. For technology devices, the “Lost” fine varies based on the replacement cost of the item; the standard $25 processing fee also applies to “Lost” technology devices.
|Item Category||First Notice Sent||Second Notice Sent||Third Notice Sent||Item Marked Lost||Lost Fee||Processing Fee|
|Non-Reserve Book||1 day past due||10 days past due||30 days past due||60 days past due||$100||$25|
|Reserve Material||1 day past due||2 days past due||3 days past due||8 days past due|
|Four Hour Technology Lending Equipment||1 day past due||2 days past due||3 days past due||8 days past due||Varies|
|Three Day Technology Lending Equipment||1 day past due||2 days past due||3 days past due||8 days past due|
|One and Two Week Technology Lending Equipment||1 day past due||3 days past due||7 days past due||15 days past due|
In lieu of the $100 replacement fee, a patron may choose to purchase the replacement copy of the book themselves and bring it to the library; however, the purchased book must be the same edition as the one that was lost, as determined by the Libraries’ Collection Management Department, in “very good” condition. Patrons may, therefore, wish to provide detailed information to library staff regarding the edition they intend to purchase as the replacement before actually doing so.
If you believe there has been an error, you may appeal the fine(s) and fee(s).