The University of Alabama
Fines
Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

Go to FINES/FEES POLICY FOR INTERLIBRARY LOAN

FINES

  • Books, government documents - 25 cents per day per item; $10.00 maximum per item
  • Bound Periodicals - $1.00 per day per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • Videos and sound recordings - $1.00 per day per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • Recalled items - $1.00 per day per item; $20.00 maximum per item

Fines for reserve materials are as follows

  • 2 hour loan - $1.00 per hour per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • 4 hour loan - $1.00 per hour per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • End of day - $1.00 per hour per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • Overnight - $2.00 per day per item; $20.00 maximum per item
  • 2, 3, 4, 7, or 10 days - $2.00 per item per day; $20.00 maximum per item

Lost Items

All items that are 60 days overdue are automatically declared lost, and replacement and processing fees, as well as the maximum fine for the item, are charged to your account. If an item is returned in good condition within one year, the replacement fee may be refunded. The processing fee and fine are non refundable.

Replacement fees

  • Books, government documents, reserve files - $45.00
  • Bound periodicals - $100.00
  • Sound recordings - $45.00
  • Videos - $100.00
  • Processing fee: $10.00 per item

Damaged Items

If you return an item damaged, the item will be repaired (if possible), and your account will be charged for the costs of the repairs. If the item cannot be repaired, the appropriate replacement fee will be charged to your account.

Viewing Fines and Fees Online

You may find out if you have any current fines by accessing your patron account and scrolling down the screen to Fines and Fees. Any unpaid fines will be listed there. Since student fines are automatically transferred to the Bursar's Office, fines that are more than two days old may not appear when you look at your patron account through the Libraries' catalog. Check with the circulation desks in any of the University Libraries if you have questions about your fines.

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR PATRON ACCOUNT

FINES AND FEES FOR OVERDUE, DAMAGED, OR LOST MATERIALS

All student fines are transferred to the Bursar's Office and may be paid at the Student Receivables Office, 105 Student Services Center. All other fines may be paid at the circulation desks in any of the University Libraries. Only checks or money orders are accepted.

APPEALS PROCEDURE FOR LIBRARY FINES AND FEES
 
The borrower assumes responsibility for books, media, and other materials and for laptop computers and other electronic devices charged to the borrower’s account.  In accordance with polices adopted by the University Libraries and as advised by the University’s Libraries Committee, the borrower is responsible for meeting each due date, including due dates for recalled items, and returning items without damage.
The borrower may appeal a library fine or fee if he/she believes the charge has been assessed in error or is due to extraordinary circumstances.  The borrower should initiate the appeal by contacting the respective circulation supervisor for the library from which the item(s) were borrowed.
Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library:  Ms. Cornelia Davis, cdavis@ua.edu, 348-3417
Angelo Bruno Business Library:  Ms. Donna C. Minor, dminor@bruno.cba.ua.edu, 348-1084
McLure Education Library:  Ms. Wendy Arrasmith, warrasmi@ua.edu, 348-5678
Rodgers Library for Science and Engineering:  Ms. Mary Ann Robbins, maschwar@ua.edu, 348-2126
 
Please provide the circulation supervisor with the following information:
 
Name
CWID
Official university email address
Details of the item(s) and the fine or fee
A statement of why you are appealing the fine or fee
Any extraordinary circumstances
 
Your appeal will be investigated promptly and you will receive a response via your official university email address, and your preferred email address if specified.