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Overdue Fines and Fees

Fines & Fees

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Returning Library Materials during COVID-19

Returned library materials will be quarantined six days before we check them in. Your items may not clear your library record until after the quarantine period. You will not be charged a fine or fee for these materials.

Overdue Fees

Overdue Notices*

  1. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy on a regular basis.
  2. Users are not exempt from fines if a notice is not received.
  3. Registration holds must be paid in full.

*University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty and staff are exempt from daily overdue fines.

Books & Bound Periodicals

No overdue fines for books and bound periodicals. Replacement costs will be billed to you if the books or bound periodicals you have checked out are over 21 days overdue. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Reserves

Fines will be charged for overdue reserve items. Replacement costs will be billed to you if reserve items are not returned on time. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Loan Period Overdue Fee Per Item

2 hour

$1.00 per hour

1 day

$3.00 per day

3 days

$1.00 per item per day

3 and 7 days

$1.00 per day

Headphones & Ethernet Cables

Fines will be charged for overdue digital equipment. Replacement costs will be billed to you if digital equipment is not returned on time. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Loan Period Overdue Fee Per Item

4 hours

$5.00 per hour (or portion of an hour)

Cameras, Camcorders, External Had Drives, Tripods, etc.

Fines will be charged for overdue digital equipment. Replacement costs will be billed to you if digital equipment is not returned on time. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Loan Period Overdue Fee Per Item

1 day

$3.00 per day

3 days

$1.00 per item per day

3 and 7 days

$1.00 per day

DVDs, Blu Rays, Electronic Games

No fines will be charged for overdue multimedia. Replacement costs will be billed to you if DVDs, Blu Rays and electronic games are not returned by the due date. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Board Games

No fines will be charged for overdue board games. Replacement costs will be billed to you if board games are not returned by the due date. Fees will be waived if the items are returned.

Replacement Fees

Standard Replacement Costs

Item Type Replacement Fees

Print Materials

$125.00 replacement fee plus billing and/or processing fees of up to $15.00.

Digital Media and Other Materials

Replacement fees vary.

Community Member card (lost or stolen)

$5.00 replacement fee

Government Documents Replacement Costs

Number of Pages Replacement Cost

up to 8 pages / maps

$10.00

up to 20 pages / maps

$25.00

21or more pages

$50.00

CD

$60.00

  • We reserve the right to revise the charges on out-of-print or more expensive items.
  • We provide the option of purchasing a replacement item in unused or new condition, or an unused or new edition item acceptable to the appropriate subject specialist or library staff member.

Processing and Billing Fees

Material Type Billing Fee

Books / Documents

$15.00

Bound Periodicals

$15.00

Theses

$15.00

Unbound Current Periodicals

$15.00

DVD

$15.00

Items with 10 or fewer missing pages

$6.00 + $.40 cents per page

Binding Fee

$10.00

  • Item(s) with 10 or fewer missing pages will be assessed a $6.00 processing fee and $.40 per page replacement charge.
  • Item(s) with more than 10 missing pages must be replaced with a new copy.

Payments and Academic Records

Users are responsible for payment of fines at the time they are incurred.

  • Records are blocked when fines/fees reach $2.00 and are unblocked when paid in full.
  • Fines and other charges can be paid at any of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries
    • Payments can be made by cash, check or NCard
    • Checks should be written to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and sent to:

      104 Love Library
      13th and R St.
      University of Nebraska–Lincoln
      Lincoln NE 68588-4102

    • Insufficient Fund Checks will be assessed a $30.00 fee per check.

Interlibrary Loan Request Fees

Interlibrary Loan is not able to obtain all requested items for free. Depending on the availability of the requested item, you may be required to pay fees to obtain them.

  • You can authorize an amount you are willing to pay for an item by choosing a 'Maximum Cost' when you submit your request.
  • If the item does have a charge, and you have not authorized payment at the time the request is submitted, you will be contacted with a cost estimate.
  • The request will be cancelled in Interlibrary Loan until you approve the charge by:

If you have questions regarding the charges for an a specific request or potential charges for an item you would like to request, please contact ASKus.

Community User/Alumni User Charges

Non-University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community Users pay a $10.00 service fee for items not available at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Any additional costs incurred will be added to the $10.00 fee.

Overdue Fines for Interlibrary Loan Items

All overdue items are assessed at $1.00 per business day.

Fines for Lost Interlibrary Loan Items

  • Lost items are assessed a $150 lost item fee for each item 14 days overdue and a $10.00 lost item processing fee.
  • If you return the item, the $150 lost item fee may be removed at the discretion of library staff. The $10.00 processing fee is non-refundable.
  • We reserve the right to revise the Interlibrary Loan lost item charge if the charge collected by the lending library exceeds $150.