You are responsible for all material checked out on your library account. You will be fined if material is overdue. 

Library Fees

General material
After 21 days, you are billed for replacement (up to $75) for each overdue item. Additionally, there is a $10 processing fee and library privileges are suspended until your bill is settled.

Interlibrary loan material
Overdue or lost material is subject to the billing policies of the lending institution. 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 $1 a day begin accruing one day after the adjusted due date, plus a $10 processing fee. 

Course reserves 
Fines of $2 for any portion of each hour overdue, plus a $10 processing fee,  begin accruing after the due time.

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

Campus fees

Campus Business Services charges $25.00 each month for unpaid balances. The library cannot waive campus fees. Pay within 30 days to avoid these  fees. If you delay in paying campus fees, your account will be sent to collections and all privileges will be suspended until the account is paid in full (campus policy #200-16 section III.k.2)

Appeal Your Bills

All appeals must be submitted online. 

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 and processing 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.