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Renewals, Recalls and Fines

Renewals

  • Borrowers can view a list of books charged out to them, renew books, and check on the status of pending requests by logging in to your account.
  • Individuals are responsible for all materials checked out in their name and for all fines and charges.

Recalls

Library materials that are needed for course reserves are subject to recall and must be returned by the due date stated in the recall notice.

Overdue Fines

  • Library users are responsible for the timely return of library materials in order to make them available to other readers.
  • Fees are assessed for items that are not returned or are returned late.
  • Note that fines for reserve items are higher than fines for general collection books. The table below lists the fines for the various types of library materials.
  • Fines may be paid at the check-out desk in Bird Library or the circulation desk in Carnegie Library by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only). Fines may be paid by cash or check in the Business Services Office, located in the basement of Bird Library. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.

Overdue Fines

Type of material

Fine per item

Maximum fine
per item (prior to replacement charge, see below)

General Collection books

50 cents per day

$15.00

2-hour, 3-hour, and 24-hour course reserve items

$2.00 per hour

$30.00

Three-day and seven-day course reserve

$5.00 per day

$30.00

Recalls

$2.00 per day

$30.00

Technology equipment

See Loaner Technology

See Loaner Technology

Videos

50 cents per hour

$15.00

Sound Recordings

$5.00 per day

$15.00

Lost Item Fees

  • Borrowers will be charged a lost item replacement and processing fee for non-returned library materials.
  • The lost item replacement fee is $70.00 per item ($75.00 per item for Music / Architecture).
  • Library users also have the option of providing a new, exact duplicate copy instead of paying the lost item replacement fee.
  • In both cases, a $15.00 lost item processing fee is charged.
  • Technology equipment will have different lost item replacement fees. Please check with the Fines and Fees page for more information.
  • Fines may be paid at the check-out desk in Bird Library or the circulation desk in Carnegie Library by credit card (Visa and MasterCard only). Fines may be paid by cash or check in the Business Services Office, located in the basement of Bird Library. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday.
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