#mce_temp_url#Fines & Fees Information


Overdue Fines  |  Lost Fees  |  Damage Fees  |  Paying Fines/Fees  |  Other Information



Overdue Fines

Regular items:

25 cents per day,
$15.00 maximum fine

4-day loan period items:
(includes DVDs, videos, and other media)

$1.20 per day,
$30.00 maximum fine

1 and 2-hour loan period items
(periodicals to students ):

2 cents per minute,
30.00 maximum fine

Headphones:

2 cents per minute,
$15.00 maximum fine

2-hour, 3-hour, and 24-hour Reserve items:

2 cents per minute,
$30.00 maximum fine

3-day and 7-day Reserve items:

$1.20 per day,
$30.00 maximum fine

Laptop Computers:

5 cents per minute,
$60.00 maximum fine

Additional fine on overdue items recalled by another library user:
$2.00 per day, to all users, including faculty

Overdue fine for Interlibrary Loan materials:
$1.00 per day, maximum $25.00, to all users, including faculty


Lost Library Materials Fees

When an item is 30 days overdue it will get a status of "Lost", and we will bill you for the replacement of that item, plus all associated charges.

Bill-for-replacement charges consist of 3 parts:

 

  • Maximum overdue fine (varies from $15.00-$60.00 depending on the material).
  • Replacement cost of item (varies).
  • $35.00 processing fee.

If "Lost" Library Materials are Returned

If the materials are returned within two years of billing and are in good condition, patrons are credited for the replacement cost and $15 of the processing fee.  Patrons are still responsible for paying the remaining processing fee and the overdue fines.


If Library Materials are Lost Before they are Due

If you know you have lost an item please fill out a Report of Lost Book form at the Service Desk at Central Library, the Architecture & Fine Arts Library, or the Science & Engineering Library.  You will be charged as follows:

  • Replacement cost of item (varies).
  • $35 processing fee.

Damaged Library Materials Fees:

  • Materials that are returned damaged but salvageable, as determined by the Libraries' Preservationist, will generate a charge to the patron of $10 for mending/rebinding.
  • Materials that are returned damaged and not salvageable, as determined by the Libraries' Preservationist, will be treated as "Claimed Lost" material and will be billed the replacement cost of the item and the $35.00 processing fee, plus any late fees, if applicable.

Paying Fines and Fees

Library fines and fees are billed to your account with the UT Arlington Accounting & Business Services Office. Payments are made at the UT Arlington Bursar's Office on the 1st floor of Davis Hall.

There is a Library Appeals Panel for you to dispute library fines or fees that have been charged to you.


Additional Information:

  • A receipt for returning your library materials is available upon request. Tell us you would like a receipt before we check in your materials.
  • You are responsible for all library materials checked out to your UT Arlington ID number.
  • You are responsible for the security of your library card. Contact us if your library card is lost or stolen.
  • The Libraries may block you from checking out additional library materials if you have overdue or lost items or other financial obligations to the Libraries or to UT Arlington, or if you have failed to give us a correct mailing address.

Your circulation records at the UT Arlington Libraries are confidential.





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