Overdue Fines

Library fines and fees are paid at the Library Services Desk using your FIT ID.  

Any late items from the general collection will not have fines upon return. However, when an item is over 30 days late (earlier if items are Reserve textbooks, equipment, etc)  you will receive a "Lost Summary Bill" email. Please refer to our Overdue, Bill, & Courtesy Notice email schedule for information on when emails are sent.

A patron’s Library account with item(s) overdue past 30 days will be placed on Library Hold in addition to a Registrar Hold. Student accounts will be blocked from checking out library material, class registration, receiving transcripts/diplomas, and refund checks until the library items are returned. If the items are returned all holds and fees will be removed from your account.

Please email any questions and concerns regarding fines and fees to the Access Services Managers. Please include your full name, @ number, and any pertinent information regarding your account or overdue/lost items. We are unable to refund any unused money on your ID card used for library fines. Refunds are not given if replacement costs are paid and items are later found.

For items that are truly lost and/or damaged, please contact Access Services to determine the actual replacement fees. 

Faculty, staff, and administrators are not charged overdue fines but ARE responsible for the cost of lost book replacements.

Fines for overdue library items are listed below.

Renew Your Books

Fine Rates and Periods
Loan Type Fine Rate Maximum Fine per Item Library Use Only?
General Collection
(including Picture Files and DVDs)
$.00 After 30 days overdue a Library/Registrar Hold
is placed on the account
(including magazines and reserve DVDs)
$1.00/hour $50.00/day Yes
(Wacom tablets, cameras, chargers, etc.)
$1.00/hour $50.00/day Yes
Damages to books $5.00 minimum (at a discretion of the
Access Services Unit)
Replacement Costs
(varies per item)

NOTE: Once the library hold is cleared, you do not have to place the transcript order again. The ordering system checks several times throughout the day for cleared holds and processes a transcript request within a few hours after it has been cleared. You will receive a text when the order is complete.

last updated: 3/14/24