Overdue fines and replacement fees
All Library fines and fees are paid at the Business Office. Your account must be paid before you can register for classes or graduate. Check with the Office of Financial Aid office if you need help paying your account.
If you are charged a fine for something that you have already returned, or were unable to return items in time due to exceptional circumstances, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. We can often work with you.
|Material||Checkout||Fine||Lost Replacement Fee|
|Reed Books (including music scores)||
||No fines||$60 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Reed Media (CDs, DVDs, LPs)||7 days||No fines||$30 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Summit Books||6 weeks||$0.50/day, $12.50 max fine||$75 replacement fee plus $15 service fee|
|Summit Media||6 days||$0.50/day, $12.50 max fine||$75 replacement fee plus $15 service fee|
|ILL (Interlibrary Loan)||2-4 weeks, varies||Depends on lender||Depends on lender|
|Reed 24 Hr Reserve||24 hours||No fines||$60 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Reed 3 Hr Reserves||3 hours||No fines||$60 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Reed Media Reserves||3 hours||No fines||$30 replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Reed Equipment (chargers, ipads, laptops, headphones)||24 hours||No fines||Actual cost replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
|Reed Equipment (AV equipment)||3 days||No fines||Actual cost replacement fee plus $10 processing fee|
Does the library charge late fines?
As of November 15th, the library has stopped charging fines for overdue Reed materials, including reserves and equipment. We are required to charge fines for overdue Summit materials, as well as some Interlibrary Loan materials.
When is something considered "lost"?
25 days overdue for books, scores, and media.
5 days overdue for reserves and equipment (laptops, chargers, AV equipment).
If my account gets charged for something lost, should I still return it?
Yes! When you return a lost item to the library, we'll refund the replacement fee. The processing fee does not get refunded.
Can I buy the library a replacement? I lost a book, but I could easily replace it for less than the replacement fee.
I couldn't return a book because of something beyond my control, and now I can't register for classes or graduate because of the fees on my account. Can you help me?
Something got marked "lost", but I know I returned it to the library. What should I do?
Email us ASAP at email@example.com and let us know which item you returned. We'll check in the library, and refund the fees if we find it.
What happens to the money from fines and fees?
The money goes into the general Reed fund. The library doesn't receive money from fines or replacement fees.