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Fines

Late Materials:
Late Fines

  • Late fines are only charged for Course Reserves and ILL materials.
  • Generally, to avoid late/overdue fines,  all Reserves and ILL materials should be returned by 11:59 PM on the due date. Short-term course reserves should be returned at least one minute before they are due.
  • Overdue fines will only be accrued when the library is open.
  • Hourly reserve items that are checked out less than 2 hours before the library closes will be due 2 hours after the library opens the next day.
  • Items on hold will be held at the circulation desk for 14 days.
  • For interlibrary loan (ILL) books, the due dates, fines, and replacement fees are set by the lending institution.
  • See the Loan Periods and Fines table below for individual rates.

Please note that borrower privileges may be suspended for reasons including, but not limited to, failing to return materials, returning damaged materials, and not paying fines.

Lost Materials:
Replacement Fees


General MSMU Item Replacement Fee:
$35
Processing Fee (per item): $10

  • If a lost item costs more than $35 to replace, the patron will be charged the amount it costs the library to replace the item.
  • Patrons may supply a replacement copy, but please consult with a library staff member before purchasing an item to replace a lost copy.
  • Only approved replacement copies will be accepted in lieu of the replacement fee. A $10 non-refundable processing fee of $10 will still apply.

LINK+ Replacement Fee: $115  (charged 30 days after original due date)

ILL Replacement Fees: determined by the lending institution

To Avoid Fines, Renew Online!

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If you are unable to renew online, call either circulation desk during regular business hours to have them renew your materials for you.

Questions?

Access Services

circdesk@msmu.edu

310.954.4370 (Coe - Chalon)
213.477.2750 (McCarthy - Doheny)

 

Borrow Materials

Course Reserves

Hold or Locate Materials

Renew Materials

Suggest a Purchase

Loan Periods and Fines

 

Item TypeLoan
Period
Overdue
Fine
Lost Status
Activation
Standard Item
Replacement Cost
Replacement
Processing Fee

Course
Reserves

 

2-hour &
4-hour

$2 per hour

 

2 days after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

Course
Reserves

 

1 day

 

$2 per hour

 

2 days after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

Course
Reserves

 

1 week

 

$2 per day

 

2 days after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

LINK+

 

3 weeks

 

no overdue
fine

 

30 days after
due date

 

$115

 

$10

 

Regular
Books

 

1 semester

 

 no overdue
fine

 

1 semester after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

Theses

 

3 weeks

 

 no overdue
fine

 

30 days after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

Bestsellers

 

3 weeks

 

 no overdue
fine

 

30 days after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

Periodicals

 

1 semester

 

 no overdue
fine

 

1 semester after
due date

 

$35

 

$10

 

 

Note: Reference books, University Archives materials, and Special Collections materials are building-use only and do not circulate.