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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 and poster printing. We are unable to accept payments in person at the library. 

Replacement books – Library books that are 60 days overdue are considered lost. Students 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.

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 $20.00 
Media Materials 60 days $50.00 $20.00 
Music Collection 60 days $50.00 $20.00 
Reserves Materials 21 days $50.00 $25.00 
Laptops  24 hours $1,700.00 See replacement costs for all technology

Can I provide my own replacement copy? 

Yes. Depending on the item, you may be able to provide a replacement copy in lieu of the $50 replacement fee (note: you will still need to pay the $25 processing fee, even with a replacement). All replacement requests will be reviewed by the Library’s Chair of the Collection Development & Management Department, and their decision regarding replacements is final.


Time Sensitive Issues? Please Read

It normally takes us a complete business day to apply the payment and clear a hold after a library fine is paid. If you need us to clear the hold so you can register or print a transcript, please print the email receipt you receive after you pay the fine. Please bring the receipt to the Library Circulation Desk and we will attempt to clear the hold, subject to policies and procedures in the Bursar's Office.


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 with a credit or debit card (American Express, Mastercard, or Visa).

Please allow one business day for payments to be applied and for holds to be cleared from your account. If you have questions or need help, call the Circulation Desk at 615-898-2650

Log in to pay fines and fees