Lending Policy

The due date for any given item is emailed 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:  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 Main 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.