Q. How much are library fines?
Beginning April 15, 2019, daily fines will be eliminated for general collection books that are overdue less than 40 days, reducing a financial burden on students using library services. This includes books on loan through the UDC Library and/or checked out via the Washington Research Library Consortium’s loan service. Current unpaid book fines will be removed from patrons’ accounts across all member institutions of the Washington Research Library Consortium.
For media materials (DVDs, etc.), a fine of $5.00 is assessed for each day that the item is overdue. The maximum fine will not exceed $25.00 for each item.
Fines on reserve materials are based on the time at which the item is due. A fine is charged at the rate of sixty cents ($0.60) per hour, or fraction thereof, for each item that is overdue. The maximum fine will not exceed $25.00.
Lost and Damaged Items
An item will be declared lost if it is not returned 39 days after the due date.
Patrons who have lost or damaged an item beyond repair shall pay $120.00 per item. (This includes a $80.00 lost item replacement fee, $10.00 late fee, and a $30.00 lost processing fee.)
The Student “Bar List”
When library fines reach $25.00, all activity on a student account becomes frozen (called a "financial bar"). Students cannot register for classes, receive transcripts, or graduate. These students must obtain clearance from the UDC Library to have their names removed from the bar list. The procedure is as follows:
- A bill for the charge is obtained at the circulation desk.
- The bill is paid at the Cashier's Office in Building 39, Room 201.
- The receipt for the bill paid is brought back to the circulation technician for clearance.