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Library Materials - Overdues, Replacements, Blocks, and Fines

Overdue Materials, Replacements, Blocks, and Library Fines

  • Patrons are responsible for all replacement costs of items not returned or damaged.  It is advised that you do not check materials out for anyone other than yourself.
  • Students will receive overdue/replacement cost notices and overdue notices via their preferred email account.  Community borrowers receive notices via the email address that was given during sign up.
  • You can check your library account in OneSearch to determine the status of your loans and if there are any overdue fines or lost item replacement fees associated with your account. 
  • All fines/fees are paid at the cashier’s office. The library encourages you to bring a copy of the receipt to clear your record the same day as payment.  Otherwise it may take 2-3 days to clear.
  • If you have any questions about your library account, please speak with a library staff member.  We are happy to help clarify any questions you may have.
    • About Blocks:
      • The library will not place registration blocks in any scenario.
      • Students need to return materials before they can check out other materials from the library, but they can still register for courses.
      • If a student has lost materials and wants to check out new materials, the library can help set up a payment plan. As long as consistent payments are made, the student will not be sent to collections.
    • About Fines:
      • If a student does not return an item, the student will be notified that they need to either return the item or pay to replace the item.
      • The library will charge $50 for hotspots that students lose.
      • The library will charge $100 for broken laptops that are not under warranty or repairable under warranty. If a student breaks a second laptop, they will be charged the full amount of the laptop. The library can put a payment plan into place for the student. As long as consistent payments are made, the student will not be sent to collections.
      • After internal collection attempts have been made by library staff, the library will identify anyone owing $200 or more who has not been registered for 30 days, and send those to the Business Office. The Business Office will forward those accounts to our college Collection Agency for further attempts to collect.
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