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Fines (overdue/lost items)

The due date for any given item is printed on a slip and made available to the borrower. On the day after this due date, fines begin to accrue. There is no grace period.

Due date reminder notices are sent 3 days before the due date for material circulating for one week or more. Overdue notices are sent one day after the due date. These notices are sent as a courtesy; users are responsible for returning items if for any reason overdue notices are not received.

Fines vary depending on whether the overdue item was recalled by another user, as summarized below. Fines are billed via ISU Accounts Receivable.

For more detailed information regarding fines and other circulation policies, consult the complete ISU Library Lending Policy.

General Collection and branch libraries

Books and government publications

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user

Periodicals, Unbound

$1 per day ($10 max)

Periodicals, Bound (Parks Library/branch libraries)

$1 per day ($10 max)

Periodicals, Bound (Storage Bldg)

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user

Leisure Collection

Books

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user

Reference Collection

All items

$4 per day ($40 max)

Special Collections

All items

50¢ per hour ($10 max)

Media Collections

DVD & VIDE

$1 per day ($10 max)

A/V media with Library of Congress call numbers, SuDoc call numbers, or call numbers beginning: CDRM, COMP, DISC, DVDRM, MUSC, SOUN

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user

Maps (if circulating) and map-related books

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user

Microfiche (if circulating) and portable fiche readers

50¢ per day ($10 max);
$4 per day ($40 max) for item recalled by another user
$1 per day ($20 max) for fiche readers

Games & slides

$1 per day ($10 max)

Reserve Collection

Books and media on reserve

$2 per hour ($40 max)

Borrowing from the ISU Library

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