The easiest way to deal with fines is to return your books on time! However, if that fails, here is what the process looks like. 

All books must be returned on or before the last day of Spring semester unless prior arrangements have been made with the library staff. Students with checked-out items or outstanding fines will be unable to graduate until they have returned all library items and paid all fines.

All users are responsible for returning library items by the items’ due date. Fines for late, lost, and/or damaged items are as follows:

  • Books not on course reserve are fined at 25¢ per day overdue.
  • Course reserve books are fined at $1 per day overdue outside of Intensives. During Intensives, course reserve books are fined at $1 per circulation period.
  • Users may be billed for the cost to repair or replace lost or damaged items, plus a $25 processing fee per item.

Library notices are a courtesy. Failure to receive a notice is not a basis for altering or waiving a fine. Failure to return or renew items or to pay fines will result in a suspension of your library account. For students, it may also result in a hold on your account.

If you owe fines to another I-Share library you will need to contact them to make a payment. Meadville Lombard cannot accept payment for fines owed to another library and cannot intercede on your behalf.