You are responsible for all material checked out on your library account. You will be fined if material is overdue. Fines are paid through your secure UCR Library Account portal.

New Fines & Fee structure effective July 1, 2019. 

Library Fees

General material

After 21 days, you are billed a $100 replacement fee for each overdue item. Additionally,  your library privileges are suspended until your bill is settled.

Interlibrary loan material

Replacement fees for interlibrary loan material are the same as general material (see above). Questions or concerns should be directed to the Interlibrary Loan Unit.

Recalled material

Recalled status is when another user requests the item you have checked out. You will receive notice of this. Fines of $2 a day begin accruing one day after the adjusted due date.  

Course reserves 

Fines of $10 for any portion of each hour overdue begin accruing after the due time.

Fines of $10 for any portion of each hour overdue, with a maximum $2,000 fee for a lost laptop. 

Appeal Your Bills

All appeals must be submitted online. 

Appeal requests will only be considered for unpaid fines and fees.  Appeal requests for previously paid fines and fees will not be considered and will be denied.

Damaged items

You may be charged for materials returned in a damaged condition. The minimum charge for a damaged item is $15. If the item cannot be repaired, replacement fees will be assessed.

Lost or stolen material

Report lost or stolen items immediately to the library location where you checked the item out. Cases will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine fees.


For billing questions contact Rivera Library Circulation/Course Reserves or Orbach Science Library Circulation/Course Reserves. You are responsible for overdue materials even if you do not receive a notice.