Library Fines

Fine Notice for Spring 2021

All future fines are waived for IUPUI items that may become overdue for the foreseeable future. We strongly recommend you continue to renew your checked out items and return items that are no longer of use to your work so that others may benefit from these resources.  Please note that this applies to IUPUI items: if you have materials from other campuses in the IU system the same may not apply. Consult those campuses' library websites for more information. Fines will remain in place for course reserve materials, as an exception to this rule. Access to course materials is essential for many students, and ensuring their prompt return is necessary to make them availability for all who need them.

Fine Rates by Item

Fine rates
Category Fine Rate
General Circulating Materials $0.25
Course Reserves, Hourly Loan $5 per hour
Course Reserves, Day Loan $15 per day
Video/Media Materials $1.20 per day
Interlibrary Loan Materials Items declared lost by the lending library may result in a lost-item fee
Recalled Item $25 fine (This fine may be levied on a daily basis)

Examples

Normally Circulating Materials

On normally circulating materials, the borrower is billed for lost or unreturned materials when the item becomes overdue. The charges for lost or non-returned materials are as follows.

Circulating Materials Example
Fee Title Cost
Billing Charge $5.00
Database Adjustment Charge $20.00
Unreturned Item Charge $50.00
Overdue Fine $12.50
Total $87.50

 

Users may receive a refund for the replacement cost of a billed item if it is returned to University Library within one (1) year of the billing date.  Materials returned after that date will not receive a refund.  

Course Reserve Materials

On Course Reserve Materials, the borrower is billed for lost or unreturned materials when the item becomes overdue. The charges for lost or non-returned materials are as follows.

Course Reserve Example
Fee Title Cost
Billing Charge $5.00
Database Adjustment Charge $20.00
Unreturned Item Charge $100.00
Overdue Fine As accrued
Total $125.00

 

Library Charge Appeals

If you think the library has made an error or if you have a special situation that made it difficult for you to return or renew materials on time, you may file an appeal by filling out the charge appeal form.