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Circulation Services: Fine Policy for Reserves

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NEW Spring 2017 - Fines for Overdue Reserves

For several years the library has managed to operate on a policy of only charging students for damaged or lost books.  Most students made a good faith effort to return all materials loaned out to them. 

During the Fall 2016 semester, however, we started seeing a trend of 3 hour reserve books not being returned, depriving fellow classmates of the materials.  A few students repeatedly ignored the 3 hour loan period, keeping reserve items for several days.  In November we ran a report to gage how serious a problem this was, and found that 3 hour reserve items were kept for 1-19 days 39 times.

Because of this, the library is instituting a fine policy of $2.00 per hour for 3 hour reserve items, and $5.00 per day for 2 and 5 day reserve items. Students will be charged the accumulated fines AND the replacement cost of the item AND a $4.00 processing fee if the items are not returned.

3 Hour Reserve - $2.00 per hour

Fines of $2.00 per hour will now be charged for overdue 3 hour reserve items.

Fines will accumulate until the reserve item is returned or declared lost.

Fines accumulate during hours library is closed, including overnight. 

Reserve items should not be returned to the outside book return box. Items returned to the outside book return box will accumulate fines until the item is retrieved by library staff and checked in.

When an item is 8 hours overdue, the student's library account will be blocked for all services, including but not limited to book loans, interlibrary loan, and access to study rooms.

Fines under $10 can be paid in the library, cash or check only.

Fines over $10 or fines that are not paid after three days will be posted to their Student Financial Services (SFS) account. A $4.00 processing fee will also be charged. Once posted, the charges are non-refundable.

Items are declared lost if not returned after 72 hours.  Students will be billed the replacement cost of the book or $70 if the item is out of print, plus accumulated fines, plus a $4.00 processing fee.   These charges will be posted to their Student Financial Services.  Once posted to Student Financial Services, all charges are non-refundable.

Once fines are paid or charges posted to SFS account, the student's library account will be unblocked and library privileges will be restored.

Students who ignore the library reserve policy 2 times or more in a semester will be reported to Student Conduct and Community Standards.

 

 

 

2 and 5 Day Reserve - $5.00 per day

Fines of  $5.00 per day will now be charged for overdue 2 and 5 day reserve items.

Fines will accumulate until the reserve item is returned or declared lost.

Fines accumulate during hours the library is closed, including overnight.

Items should be returned to the library circulation desk.  If the library is closed, items may be returned to the outside book return box.

When an item is 2 days overdue, the student's library account will be blocked for all services, including but not limited to book loans, interlibrary loan, and access to study rooms.

Items are declared lost if not returned after 3 days.  Students will be billed for the replacement cost of the item or $70 if the item is no longer available for purchase, plus accumulated fines, plus a $4.00 processing fee.   These charges will be posted to the student's Student Financial Services (SFS) account.  Once posted to SFS, all charges are non-refundable.

Fines under $10 can be paid in the library, cash or check only.

Fines over $10 or fines that are not paid after three days will be posted to Student Financial Services (SFS). A $4.00 processing fee will also be charged.  Once posted, the charges are non-refundable.

Once fines are paid or charges posted to SFS account, the student's library account will be unblocked and library privileges restored.

Students who ignore the library reserve policy 2 times or more in a semester will be reported to Student Conduct and Community Standards.