If you have any questions about fines and billing, please email John Mills.
Overdue Book Fines
The grace period for standard book loans is three days, or thirteen days for UNC faculty. Books begin to accrue overdue charges at the rate of $.50 per day per item after the grace period has expired. The maximum charge for overdue fines is $25.00 per item
Recalled Book Fines
Additional fines apply to books that have been recalled for another borrower. Recall fines add $0.50 per item per day to overdue items. There is no grace period for recall fines; fines begin accruing as soon as the book is overdue. The addition of the recall fine can more than double the total fine charged.
Bound Journal Checkout and Fines
Bound journals housed in Davis Library cannot be removed from the Library by any patrons except UNC Chapel Hill faculty members and graduate students, who can check them out for two days to photocopy or scan in their department. Bound journals from a storage facility can be checked out for two days by any registered borrower. Overdue fines for bound journals are $1 per day with no grace period. Bound journals with no barcode may require completion of a manual checkout slip, and if so must be returned with that slip to a staff supervisor at the Circulation desk.
Overdue Ethernet Cables
Ethernet cables accrue fines at the rate of $4.00 per hour or partial hour overdue. There is no maximum fine.
Lost Book Charges
Patrons are responsible for books that they have borrowed, and will be fined for lost books. Books are automatically declared lost when 42 days past due. Lost book fees are $100.00 ($75.00 replacement fee; $25.00 processing fee). The maximum regular overdue fine for a lost book is $25.00 if the patron returns the book after it goes into lost status. If the book was recalled, fines will be greater. A patron who does not return a lost book will be expected to pay the replacement charge of $100.00. If the actual replacement cost exceeds $100.00 the fee will be the replacement cost plus a $25.00 processing fee.
When books have been damaged beyond repair or are known to be irretrievably lost then patrons may contact the Billing Supervisor to discuss replacing the books for a processing fee of $25, in lieu of paying the $100 fee. Replacement copies may be subject to an additional recall fine if the item being replaced is overdue and was recalled by another borrower prior to the due date. Replacement copies must be new books and must be the same edition as the lost items, or newer. Used copies are not acceptable replacements; please contact the Billing Supervisor if a book is out of print. Hardcover books are preferred but paperbacks are acceptable.
Damaged Book Charges
Patrons are responsible for books that they have borrowed and will be charged for damage to books. The minimum damaged book charge is $7.50. The maximum charge will be charge for the replacement of the book. Patrons should not dog-ear pages or stick any adhesive materials in Library books. Patrons may be charged for highlighting, underlining or writing in Library books, or for placing post-it notes or other adhesive markers in books. The Library charges $0.25 removal fee for each post-it or adhesive left in books that are returned. For more information on caring for Library books, see http://www.lib.unc.edu/preservation/bookcaretips.html .
Borrower's Card Fees
Borrower's card fees are as follows:
Carrel Key Charges And Fees
All closed carrel and study users are responsible for lost or stolen keys. You will be required to sign a form acknowledging your understanding that a replacement fee of $25.00 will be charged for lost or stolen keys. A charge of $5.00 will be levied for all keys not returned or renewed by the renewal date.