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About Us: Due Dates, Fines, & Fees

Due Dates, Fines & Fees

Due Dates

The following table lists due dates for each type of item. For instructions on renewing items, see the tutorial How do I renew items?

Item Type Loan Period # Renewals
Books from SBU 4 weeks 3
MOBIUS books 4 weeks 2 (unless holds)
Course Reserves 2 hours in-library, 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days (specified by instructor) 0
DVDs and VHSs 3 days or 1 week (limit of 2 per student) 1
CDs 3 days 1
Laptops & Netbooks 3 days 1

Fines & Fees
The University Libraries are now fine free! 

What does that mean for you?

  • You will not be charged overdue fines on late items.
  • Library items will need to be returned or renewed by their due dates.
  • You will receive regular notifications as items are due.
  • If you have four or more overdue items, you will not be allowed to borrow anything else until the items have been returned.
  • If you borrow items from the library, you are responsible for their safe return.
  • If your items are not returned by the end of the semester, you will be charged a $20 non-refundable fee and the cost to replace the items.
  • Charges for lost books, damage, and/or other fees will apply.
Lost, Damaged, or Non-Returned Items

Items that have been lost, irreparably damaged, or are unreturned by the end of the semester will be considered lost, and you will be charged for the items in the following manner:

  1. The replacement cost of each item (Refundable, if the items are returned).
  2. A $20.00 processing fee for each item (Non-refundable).

At the end of each semester, patrons have a deadline for returning all items. Items that are not returned by the posted deadline will be charged as indicated above.

Lost or damaged books borrowed from a MOBIUS consortium member will incur a mandatory, minimum $120.00 fee per item. Books lost, damaged, or late that were borrowed through Interlibrary Loan will incur fees established by the lending institution. The University Libraries does not have the authority to alter these fees.

If you have any questions, please contact patron services for assistance.

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