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Access Services: Orientation for Faculty: Library Fines

Nuts and bolts information on book borrowing, loan periods, fines, Interlibrary Loan, and E-ZBorrow. Also covers many other services handled at the Downtown Campus Library.

Fine Policy for Books

This WVU Libraries do not impose an overdue fine for most books from the general stacks.  If a book is not returned or renewed for 30 days after the due date, a replacement bill for the cost of the book will be sent to the user.

The following items are not covered by this policy: Reserve materials, Eliza's books, DVDs, music CDs, children’s books, media equipment, recalled materials, and ILL and E-ZBorrow loans.

Fine Policy for other materials

  • Course Reserves:
    • $3.00 per hour or $0.05 per minute
  • DVDs 
    • $1.00 per day
  • Media Equipment
    • $1.00 per day
  • Music Sound Recordings
    • $1.00 per day
  • Recalled Materials
    • $3.00 per day
  • Lost Materials
    • Cost of replacement and processing

Blocked Library Accounts

The Library blocks users if they have fines or bills totalling $5.00 or more.  The user is unable to check out books until the fine/bill is paid or the item is returned.

Faculty fines/bills can be paid at an Access Services desk.  The Library accepts cash, checks or credit cards.