Check your email for messages from email@example.com. The library uses students’ firstname.lastname@example.org to send overdue notices electronically. There is no way for the library to send overdue notices for Overnight materials. If you receive a courtesy phone call, you will have already incurred an overdue fine.
The sole purpose of fines is to encourage prompt return so that other borrowers can use the materials. The fine schedule is posted at the circulation desk. The heaviest fines are levied for late return of Reserve materials, which circulate Overnight or over the weekend. They are due at 10:00 am so that library staff have them ready for the next users by 10:30 am. In lieu of paying cash, students can request an informal work shift, completing needed tasks in the library in order to defray fines at $10 per hour. Unfortunately, fines seem to be the only effective way of encouraging fairness to other students who need reserve materials.
Overdue materials surpassing a grace period should be returned, and outstanding fees and fines exceeding a cap should settled promptly in order to avoid a registration block for the upcoming term.
Declare the item is lost. Talk to circulation staff if you one week to continue searching for it.
Lost items may be paid for as follows:
You might be able to replace a lost item yourself rather than pay the processing fee, but you must first discuss it with a librarian (not with circulation staff). The librarian may: 1) prefer to apply your payment to a newer edition or other comparable material; 2) approve your replacing the item as long as it is the same as what was lost and in good condition.
No, but if you cannot find the missing piece, you may be charged a replacement fee as described for Lost materials. See a librarian.