Q. How much are ILL overdue fines?

Answer

It is very important that we maintain good standing within the ILL community. Libraries with poor standing can be blocked from borrowing items which would impact research on our campus.  Please know that we do not want to charge students.  We will try to work with you towards a good solution.  Please communicate with us.

Our stated policy is:  Once an ILL is overdue, a block is placed on the patron's account until the item is returned.  ILL overdue fines are $1 per day.  This is higher than regular circulation overdue fines.  After 14 days, we will charge for the replacement cost of the book and any processing fees from the lending library.  IMPORTANT: Once an invoice is created and the ILL librarian notifies the patron of invoice (especially if the replacement copy has already been ordered), the patron cannot return the overdue ILL; it is theirs to keep.  The patron is required to pay the invoice.  This invoice will be transferred to the patron's library account.  (Note, some library's have flat replacement fees, such as a flat $100 fee. Some libraries ask us to purchase a new copy; those libraries may or may not add processing fees.)

Once the item is returned and overdue fines paid (or) invoice is sent to business office for patron payment, the ILL librarian will remove the block on the patron’s account during ILL business hours (Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)

Note, this only applies to "returnables" like books and DVDs.  There are no fines for electronic (article) requests.

  • Last Updated Jun 04, 2019
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  • Answered By Vickie Montigaud-Green

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