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Library Policies

Policies for circulation, conduct, and collection development

Fines and Blocks

Notices and Fines:

  • Fines are .50/day per item.

  • For reserve items, fines are $1.00/hour per item.

  • Courtesy email notices are sent three days before the due date, the day after the due date, and at one and two weeks after the due date. Email notices are sent to the email address on file with the University. The Library cannot guarantee the delivery of courtesy notices. You are responsible for knowing your due dates. Library accounts can be viewed online.

  • You can elect to be notified for holds via SMS text messages. To sign up, log in to your library account and turn the feature on in "Account Settings." Data and texting fees may apply.

  • Paying Fines: Fines and replacement fees can be paid for with cash, check, or an Amazon gift card emailed to the library at  Please include your name and student ID number in the email.

  • View how to borrow at the library 

Lost items:

  • Patrons are responsible to pay the replacement fee of a lost item, including Prospector and Mobius library items. 
  • The standard replacement fee for a lost or damaged book is $50; the standard replacement fee for DVDs and CDs is $30.
  • Please let the library know if you've lost an item and we will work with you. 
  • If a lost ("billed") book is returned the maximum fine charged is $10 (certainly less than the replacement fee). 


  • If an item isn't returned after it's six weeks past due or if your late fees are over $20, your student account is blocked with the Registrar. This block will prevent you from registering or dropping classes. When the item is returned or replaced and the fines are paid ($10/book is the maximum) the account is cleared. This is not an automatic process; you need to speak to library staff to have the Registrar block removed from your account.

  • The standard replacement fee for a lost or damaged book is $50. The standard replacement fee for DVDs and CDs is $30.

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