Fines and Fees

OVERDUE ITEMS AND LIBRARY FINE POLICY

Patrons are responsible for returning or renewing items by their due date in order to avoid replacement and billing fees. To see due dates and items which can be renewed, log in to your library account or call the Loan & Reserve Desk at (970) 491-1842 for assistance.

Most library items do not accrue fines for short-term overdue periods. Long overdue materials (more than 45 days) will be assessed a minimum replacement fee of $95/item, as well as a $5, non-refundable administrative fee. See below for additional information on fines and replacement charges.

RECALLED ITEMS

If an item is recalled and becomes overdue, fines are assessed at the per-item rate of $5.00 for the first day and $2.50 per day thereafter, up to a maximum charge of $25.00. In addition, the patron’s borrowing privileges will be blocked until the overdue recalled item is returned.

COURSE RESERVE MATERIALS

Charges are assessed for overdue Course Reserve materials at the rate of $5.00 per item for the first hour overdue and then $2.50 per hour thereafter, up to a maximum charge of $25.00 per item.

REPLACEMENT COSTS FOR CIRCULATING TECHNOLOGY

(All items below are also subject to a $5.00 non-refundable administrative fee.)

ItemCost
Laptop$1800
Projector$1300
iPad$745
Chromebook$300
Video Camera$170
GoPro$145
Classroom Technology$300-$500

PAYING FINES

Student library fines and bills are posted to the student’s account and must be paid through the University Cashier’s Office. Community patrons, faculty, and staff are issued an invoice via [mail?]; payments are also processed through the University Cashier’s Office. NOTE: By accepting service or goods, you agree to submit payment in full to Colorado State University upon receipt of an invoice or University Billing Statement. Late payment charges of 1.5% per month and other penalties specified may be assessed for late payment.

REPLACING BOOKS

BILLING CREDITS

Credits for billed library materials are granted only if the materials are returned within 180 days of the billing date. Please contact the CSU Libraries’ Billing Technician at billing@library.colostate.edu if you have questions about billing credits.

QUESTIONS

Contact the CSU Libraries’ Billing Technician at billing@library.colostate.edu or (970) 491-1122 if you have questions about library billing, fines or fees.