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 Books and A/V Items

                                                               
Length of TimeConsequenceNote
10 days overdueItem is considered billed and incurs a  replacement and processing fee (minimum of $50). Additional items cannot be  checked out until the item is returned or renewed.The fee is waived if the overdue item is  returned in good condition within 100 days of the due date
40 days overdueAn accounting hold is placed on the student’s  university account that will prevent registering for classes and requesting  official transcripts.The accounting hold will be removed when all  overdue items are returned.
100 days overdueThe replacement/processing fee becomes non-refundable and is charged to  the student’s university account. 

Overdue Electronic Equipment and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Books

                                               
Length of TimeConsequenceNote
10 days overdueItem is considered billed and incurs a  replacement and processing fee, and an accounting hold is placed on the  student’s university account. Additional items cannot be checked out and the  hold will not be removed until the item is returned and overdue fines are paid.  The replacement and processing fee is waived if the item is returned in good  condition, but overdue fines still apply.
100 days overdueThe replacement/processing fee becomes non-refundable and is charged to  the student’s university account. 

Outstanding Library Charges

  • An outstanding bill of $10 or more prevents a patron from borrowing or renewing items.
  • All library overdue fines that have been outstanding for more than 30 days will be transferred to the university business office.
  • The library reserves the right to transfer  outstanding balances to the university business office at any time.

Other Policies

  • 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.
  • Patrons may be charged for the replacement or repair of items that are returned damaged.
  • The library reserves the right to recall items from any patron if the item is needed for course reserves or requested by another patron.