Answered By: Neal Smith Last Updated: Jul 06, 2023 Views: 59
The R. A. Williams Library charges fines and fees for circulating and reserve items that are not returned. The purpose of these fines is not to enrich the library or to punish library users but to encourage the timely return of materials so other users will have access to them.
All users are charged a fine for circulating items returned past their due date and grace period. Fines are $0.25 per day for books and $1.00 per day for videos and equipment, after a seven-day grace period. The fine for an item shall not exceed the replacement cost of that item.
If an item is not returned within two months of the due date, it will be considered lost, and the user will have two options: Pay for the replacement cost of the item or provide the library with a replacement copy. User will need to verify with the library that the replacement is acceptable. The replacement fee may also be waived if the item is otherwise slated for deselection.
All users are charged a fine for reserve items returned past their due date. Fines are $1.00 per hour for two-hour reserve items and $25.00 per day for three-day reserve items.
If an item is not returned within a one-week period after the due date, it will be considered lost and the user will be charged the replacement cost of the item.
For more information about library overdue fines, please see our Fines and Fees Policy.