A system of overdue fines, replacement charges and other sanctions is in place to encourage the timely return of library material to maximize availability and fair access to library resources. Thus, please note that:
|Books||$1 per day per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Recalled items||$1 per day per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Videos and DVDs||$2 per day per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Reserve materials (per day loan)||$2 per day per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Reserve materials (per hour loan)||$2 per hour per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Laptop (per day loan)||$10 per day (max. of $50)|
|Laptop (per hour loan)||$10 per hour (max. of $50)|
|Tablet||$10 per day (max. of $50)|
|Sound Recordings (any format)||$1 per day per item* (max. of $20/item)|
|Kits||$1 per day (one charge for all kit parts)|
When the total unpaid fines are equal to or in excess of $5 ($20 for faculty), the user's library borrowing, renewing and Interlibrary Loans privileges will be suspended.
Once an overdue item accumulates the maximum fine, the item is declared lost and a bill notice is mailed to the borrower.
An item is considered lost when it is not returned within twenty (20) days following the item's due date, or when reported lost by the borrower. Users will be required to pay the following charges for each item declared lost:
Except for reserve material and equipment, the purchase price may be waived or refunded if the item is returned within three (3) months of billing.
Users may pay fines and other library debts at both the Vanier and Webster Circulation Desks by bank debit card, credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or Amercian Express), personal cheque or exact change. Payments cannot be made online.
Unpaid fines and/or bills are transferred to the University's Student Accounts at regular intervals. Students with outstanding debts to the University will not be permitted to register or graduate. Consult the University's Financial Regulations or Undergraduate or Graduate Calendar for more information on the University policy concerning unpaid accounts.