Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2018     Views: 226

In most cases students, faculty, and staff receive a fine because a material they've checked out from the library is lost, damaged, or was returned overdue.

When a book is more than three weeks overdue it is considered lost and a non-refundable processing fee of $15 is charged in addition to a replacement charge of at least $100. Amazon Kindles have a loan period of seven days and have an overdue fine of $1.00 per day.

Reserve material checkout periods are set by the faculty member who placed the item on reserve. Checkout periods range from two hours to one week. Late reserves are billed at a rate of $1 an hour and $10 per day. Additional fees and/or replacement costs may also apply. Calculators and videos are billed as reserve items.

Late laptop computers and related items are billed at $2 an hour/$20 a day late fine in addition to replacement or repair fees. Replacement fee for a laptop will be at least $3000.

Click here to see Shapiro Library's full Overdue Materials/Fines Policy.

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