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Check-out, Renew, Request: Fines and Fees

This page describes basic circulation policies. If you have any further questions, please call the Circulation & Information Desk at 405-744-9775.

Fines and Fees

Fine and Billing Policies 

If you have any questions about Library fines or fees on your account, please contact our Billing Supervisor at lib-fines@okstate.edu or call 405-744-9733.

Overdue Fines

  • Main Collection Materials:  $5.00 a day per book for recalled items
  • Edmon Low Creative Studios 2 Hour Course Reserves/Textbooks: $0.50 per minute with a $50 max
  • Edmon Low Creative Studios Technology and Media: $5.00 a day per item
  • Edmon Low Laptop Fines: $20.00 a day with a $60.00 max

  • Interlibrary Services Materials: $5.00 a day per item
  • Architecture Library Materials: $5.00 a day per item
  • Classroom Building North Materials: $5.00 a day per item
  • Education and Teaching Library Materials: $5.00 a day per item
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Library Materials Recall: $5.00 a day per item
  • College of Veterinary Medicine Library Wellness Collection: $0.50 per day with a $30.00 max

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Library Course Reserves: $0.50 per minute with a $50.00 max

Lost Item Fees

  • Books: When a book from any campus library branch becomes 60 days overdue the system lists it as Lost and you will be charged two separate fees per book: a varying refundable replacement fee (if an acceptable exact replacement copy cannot be found you will be charged a $150.00 blanket replacement fee) and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee.
  • Technology: When technology from any campus library branch becomes 3 days overdue, the system lists it as Lost and you will be charged two separate fees per item: a varying refundable replacement fee (determined by the type of technology you have checked out) and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee.
  • Recalled, Reserve and Special Permission: When any of those items become 30 days overdue, the system lists it as Lost and you will be billed a varying replacement fee (if an acceptable exact replacement copy cannot be found you will be charged a $150.00 blanket replacement fee) and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee per item.
  • Interlibrary Services (ILS) Material: When ILS materials becomes 30 Days overdue, they are listed as Lost and you will be charged two separate fees per item: a $250.00 replacement fee and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee.

Please note: All library users are charged for damaged items checked out on their IDs as if they are unreturned. There will be a varying replacement fee as well as a $20.00 processing fee. If a library user returns an item after it has gone Lost, but before it is billed to their Bursar, three or more times per semester, the user is still responsible for the $20.00 Lost Item Processing Fee, even after the item is returned.

Faculty Fines 

Overdue fines are not charged to OSU faculty, except for overdue recalled, reserve, microform & media, special permission and Interlibrary Services materials.

OSU faculty will be charged for lost items. The Billing Supervisor will send you an email, as a courtesy, before you are billed for Lost items. If you do not respond in the given time, you will be charged accordingly with a varying replacement fee and a non-refundable $20.00 processing fee.

When a Lost item is returned after billing, you will be credited for the replacement cost of the item. The processing fee is non-refundable.

Overdue Notices

Overdue and lost item notices are a courtesy and are sent to your okstate.edu email address. Failure to receive a notice does not cancel obligations to pay fines or fees.

Questions?

The Circulation & Information Desk is open anytime the Library is open. 

If you have any questions about or need assistance, please contact us at 405-744-9775 or at lib-cir@okstate.edu.