Loan Periods and Fines


Please take note of the loan periods and fines for the different types of library materials available for our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community borrowers.

Loan Rules

Undergraduate Students

                                                                                                                                               
MaterialsLoan PeriodFines
Most Books28 daysNot applicable
Microfiche28 days$1 per day (assessed on the tenth day overdue)
Franciscan Center items28 daysNot applicable
Most A/V items7 daysNot applicable
Laptops & iPads3 days$10 per day
Calculators & Wolfcams7 days$1 per day
Hourly reserve items4 hours$1 per hour
Overnight, 3-day, & 7-day reserve itemsVaries$1 per day

Graduate Students

                                                                                                                                               
MaterialsLoan PeriodFines
Most Books28 daysNot applicable
Microfiche28 days$1 per day (assessed on the tenth day overdue)
Franciscan Center items28 daysNot applicable
Most A/V items7 daysNot applicable
Laptops & iPads3 days$10 per day
Calculators & Wolfcams7 days$1 per day
Hourly reserve items4 hours$1 per hour
Overnight, 3-day, & 7-day reserve itemsVaries$1 per day

Doctoral Students

                                                                                                                                                               
MaterialsLoan PeriodFines
Most Books90 daysNot applicable
Popular Books28 daysNot applicable
Microfiche90 days$1 per day (assessed on the tenth day overdue)
Franciscan Center items28 daysNot applicable
Most A/V items14 daysNot applicable
Laptops & iPads3 days$10 per day
Calculators & Wolfcams7 days$1 per day
Hourly reserve items4 hours$1 per hour
Overnight, 3-day, & 7-day reserve itemsVaries$1 per day

Faculty/Staff

                                                                                                                                                                               
MaterialsLoan PeriodFines
Most BooksEntire semesterNot applicable
Popular Books28 daysNot applicable
MicroficheEntire semester$1 per day (assessed on the tenth day overdue)
Franciscan Center itemsEntire semesterNot applicable
Most A/V items14 daysNot applicable
Laptops & CalculatorsNot available 
iPads3 days$10 a day
Wolfcams7 days$1 per day
Hourly reserve items4 hours$1 per hour
Overnight, 3-day, & 7-day reserve itemsVaries$1 per day

Alumni/Community Borrowers

                                                                                                                                                         
MaterialsLoan PeriodFines
Most Books28 daysNot applicable
Microfiche28 days$1 per day (assessed on the tenth day overdue)
Franciscan Center itemsNot availableNot applicable
Most A/V items7 daysNot applicable
LaptopsNot available 
iPads & WolfCamsNot available 
CalculatorsNot available 
Hourly reserve itemsNot available 
Overnight, 3-day, & 7-day reserve itemsNot available 

Overdue Items

  • Overdue notices are emailed to a patron's university email account as a courtesy. Patrons are not exempt from fines should a notice not be received.

Replacement Fees

  • Items that are overdue for ten days incur a replacement fee and overdue fines stop accumulating.
  • The replacement fee is waived if the overdue item is returned in good condition within 60 days of being overdue.
  • Library items have a minimum replacement fee of  $50.  Charges for electronic equipment and audiovisual items may vary.
  • Electronic equipment replacement fees can be found on the Laptops & Technology page.
  • Patrons may be charged for the replacement of items that are returned damaged.

Outstanding Library Bills

  • An outstanding bill of $10 or more prevents a patron from borrowing or renewing items.
  • All library bills that have been outstanding for more than 60 days will be transferred to the university business office.  The balance may prevent a student from registering for classes, receiving transcripts, or getting a diploma until the account is settled.
  • The library reserves the right to transfer  outstanding balances to the university business office at any time.

Recalls

  • The library reserves the right to recall items from any patron if the item is needed for course reserves or requested by another patron.