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Library Fines & Fees

Smathers Libraries Overdue Fines & Fees

Please refer to the Legal Information Center and the Health Science Center Library for their billing policies.

For regular loan items:

For Recalled items

For short term loan items

If a regular or short term loan item reaches the maximum overdue charge, it is considered LOST and the borrower will be assessed the replacement cost of the item in addition to fines accrued. Fines and fees are non-refundable once billed. 

GPS Units (Map and Imagery Library)

Circulation period is 7 days. Check out and return must occur at the Map & Imagery Library circulation desk during business hours.  All materials (gpsunit, bag, quick start guide, USB cable, microSD card, 2AA alkaline batteries) must be returned by the due date or fines and fees will be assessed.

Fines and Fees:




Group study room

Replacement fee

The cost to replace LOST or damaged item/s is researched through our trusted vendors and charges are assessed accordingly. The library will not accept patron-supplied replacement copies.

Lost Item Replacement Policy
When library materials are misplaced, not returned or renewed after the due date has passed, Smathers Libraries declares the materials “Lost” and will begin the replacement process.  The libraries will attempt to quickly replace lost items with an exact copy, an updated edition of the title, or a similar title (see process chart below for Library action timeframe).  The libraries no longer refund replacement costs for items that are returned after replacement copies are ordered. Overdue fines related to lost items are not increasing and are not refundable if the book is subsequently returned.

This policy and billing cycle pertains to the Smathers Libraries only and excludes the Health Science Center Libraries and the Legal Information Center. Please refer to their web sites for billing policies.