A courtesy notice is sent 3 days before an item is due. Overdue notices are sent beginning the first day after the item is due and are sent daily for 7 days.
If a book is not returned to the library within 40 days of the due date, it will be considered lost and a replacement cost (the average cost of the book as determined by Collection Development standards or actual cost of the item, whichever is higher, plus a $20 processing fee and a $10 lost book fine) will be charged.
If media or reserve materials are not returned to the library within 10 days of the due date, they will be considered lost and replacement costs ($100 or the actual cost of the item, whichever is higher, plus a $20 processing fee and a $100 lost item fine) will be charged.
Overdue fines for equipment are either $1.00 per hour or $1.00 per day, depending on whether the loan period is hourly or daily. All lost equipment fines include a $20.00 lost item processing fee and $50.00 maximum reserve fine. Total replacement costs for specific items are listed below, which include the previously mentioned fees:
Fines and fees can be paid at the Library Circulation Desk until considered lost (40 days for books, 10 days for media and reserve materials). After this point, fines are forwarded to the EMU Student Accounting Office. If items are returned to the library after being forwarded to the Accounting Office, 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 of Circulation Services, or Library Administration.
The library considers all legitimate concerns about library fines and fees. Reasons that do not constitute a basis for appeal are:
Contact the Library's Circulation Desk for questions about fines and fees: 734-487-2562 or [email protected]
Halle Library, 955 W. Circle Dr, Ypsilanti MI, USA 48197 Phone:734.487.0020