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Borrow & Renew

Borrowing time period, limits, fines and fees, policies, and special users.

Pay Fines and Fees

You may pay online for all overdue book and equipment fines, as well as fees for 3D, poster, and other special printing. We are unable to accept payments in person at the library. 

Replacement books and other non-technology items – Library items that are 60 days overdue are considered lost (14 days for Reserves items). Users will be billed a $75 flat fee ($50 replacement + $25 processing) for each lost item. These fees will be transferred to the Bursar’s Office and reflected on students’ accounts. Students’ fees for replacement books must be paid through the Bursar’s office.

Once fees have been transferred to the Bursar's Office, they can no longer be refunded by the Library, even if the books are returned to the Library.

Item Type Goes to lost status Lost item replacement charge Lost item processing charge
General Collection 60 days $50.00 $25.00
Curriculum Collection 60 days $50.00 $25.00 
Media Materials 60 days $50.00 $25.00 
Music Collection 60 days $50.00 $25.00 
Reserves Materials 14 days $50.00 $25.00 
Laptops  24 hours $1,700.00 See replacement costs for all technology

Can I provide my own replacement copy? 

Possibly. Depending on the item, you may be able to provide a replacement copy in lieu of the replacement fee (Note: You will still need to pay the $25 processing fee, even if you provide a replacement). All replacement requests must be reviewed by the Library’s Collection Development & Management Department before you purchase a replacement item.

How to Pay Fines and Fees on MTSU Marketplace (student printing fees; all fees for faculty, employees, or community borrowers)

1. To pay fines or fees, log in to your Library Account.

2. Next, take note of the amount owed, then find the link to pay library fines and fees at the top of the page.

3. Follow the directions on the next several pages to pay your fees online in the MTSU Marketplace with a credit or debit card (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa).

If you have questions or need help, call the Circulation Desk at 615-898-2650

How to Pay Fines and Fees (replacement fees billed to students)

Bills to students for replacement fees are issued by the MTSU Bursar. Please follow the payment instructions issued with the bill or contact the Bursar's Office for further help.