Reminders and Overdue Items

We send courtesy notices by email to let you know about upcoming due dates, materials ready for pick-up, and books recalled by other patrons. You can also opt-in to text notifications through your library account. 

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No fines or fees are being charged for items checked out prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fines for overdue items

Overdue fines are charged for selected special format and high-use materials that are returned late. 

  • Course Reserves items: $1 per hour, per item
  • Askwith Media Library items: $5 per day, per item
  • Overdue recalls: $2 per day, per item
    • $10 per day for Askwith items

This policy is intended to encourage returning materials on time so they are available for all who need them. 

Fines accumulate regardless of whether the library is open or closed.

How to pay

Pay online through your library account. All major credit cards are accepted. 

In-person payments with MasterCard or Visa are accepted at the Hatcher North Information Services Desk, the Shapiro Lobby Information Services Desk, and the Art, Architecture, and Engineering Library Information Services Desk.

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