Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University
Friday September 04, 2015

Library Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Eastern Michigan University Library

Fines and Fees

Overdue Fines

See Loan Periods and Limits for loan periods for different materials and Technical Equipment Borrowing for fines and costs for equipment.

  • Books: 25 cents/day
  • Reserve Materials
    • 2 hour and 24 hours: $1.00/hour
    • 3 day and 7 day: $1.00/day
  • Circulating media (Videos, DVDs, CDs, Audiocassettes): $1.00/day
  • Reference and in-house media: $1.00/hour
  • Interlibrary Loan materials: $1.00/day

Non-Returned Items

  • Notifications: A courtesy notice is sent 3 days before an item is due. Overdue notices are sent beginning 1 day after the item is due and are sent daily for 7 days.
  • Books: Billed as lost when not returned to the library by 40 days after the due date.
  • Media and all reserve materials: Billed as lost when not returned to the library by 10 days after the due date.

Replacement Costs

  • Books: Average cost of a book as determined by Collection Development standards or actual cost of the item, whichever is higher.
  • Media: $100.00, or actual cost of the item, whichever is higher.
  • Replacement costs also include:
    • Books: $20 processing fee and a $10 lost book fine.
    • Media and all reserve materials: $20 processing fee and a $100 lost item fine ].

Paying Fines and Fees

  • Fines, costs, and fees can be paid at the Library Circulation Desk unless they have been forwarded to Student Accounting.
  • If items are returned to the library after the fines and fees are forwarded to Business Services (40 days for books, 10 days for media and reserve materials) fines and processing fees are not refundable.
  • Materials in good condition may be returned up to 1 year after the billing date for a refund of the replacement cost. No refunds will be issued for materials returned after 1 year. Exceptions to this policy are at the discretion of the Coordinator, Circulation Services, or Library Administration.
  • Unpaid fines, fees, and costs are forwarded to EMU's Student Accounting Office.

Contact the Library's Circulation Desk for questions about fines and fees: 734-487-2562 or lib_circulation@emich.edu.