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.
Book fines: For routine book loans (i.e., NOT recalled books), a fine of $.50 per day per book begins to accrue on the first day following the due date. Routine fines accrue to a maximum of $10.00 per book.
Due date reminder notices for material circulating for one week or more are sent 3 days before the due date. Overdue notices are sent one day after the due date. These notices are sent as a courtesy; patrons are responsible for returning items if for any reason overdue notices are not received.
Recall fines: If a book has been recalled, a recall due date is assigned. If a recalled book is returned after the recall due date, an overdue fine of $4.00 per day is assessed, to a maximum fine of $40.00 per book.
Fines for bound periodicals: Bound periodical volumes (journals, magazines, etc.) from the general collections of Parks Library and the branch facilities may be borrowed for one week. A fine of $1.00 per day per volume begins to accrue on the first day following the due date. Bound periodicals from the Library Storage Building may be borrowed for four weeks. A fine of $0.50 per day per volume begins to accrue on the first day following the due date. Overdue fines in all cases accrue to a maximum fine of $10.00 per volume.
For all fines: Fines are billed via ISU Accounts Receivable.
Damaged items: If library material is damaged (particularly water-damaged) while checked out to you, please return it immediately to the Circulation Desk, so that Library staff can take appropriate measures to save the item(s). A prompt response on your part will also help the Library to resolve liability issues in a reasonable manner.
For more information, see the complete ISU Library Lending Policy.