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 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.

BOOK POLICIES

If a book is overdue by more than 45 days, patrons will be charged a minimum replacement fee of $95/item, as well as a $5, non-refundable administrative fee.

If a book 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 book is returned.

In some cases, patrons may be allowed to purchase a replacement copy for the library instead of paying a replacement fee.

CIRCULATING TECHNOLOGY POLICIES

An overdue circulating technology item will be accepted for return within the first 60 days after the due date for refund consideration of replacement cost; overdue fees still apply. After 60 days, the library will not accept overdue technology items and will not issue refunds for the replacement cost.

Overdue technology is charged $5.00 for the first hour and $2.50 for every hour after, up to a maximum charge of $25.00, after the time due. After 10 days overdue the device is subject to replacement costs, determined by Morgan Library Technology policy and market value of the item, as well as a $5.00 non-refundable administrative fee.

PAYING FINES

All payments of fines or bills must be through the University Cashier’s Office, who will also issue an invoice via mail or email as needed. 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.

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.

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