UMD Library's Daily Fine Rate
After more than twenty years of charging only $.15 per day for overdue materials, as of July 7, 2010, the UMD Library raised its fine rate to $.50 per day to match the rate charged at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. The decision to standardize fine amounts came with the emergence of new intercampus direct lending services. Maintaining a consistent rate will help to eliminate confusion both on this campus and on other campuses in our system.
Borrowers can avoid paying fines by renewing materials before they become overdue. Students, faculty, and staff can use "My Account "to renew materials online or call 218-726-6120 for staff assistance during hours when the Library is open.
Fines may be paid with cash, personal or bank check, with your U Card or debitek card, or through the secure UM Pay Web site along with tuition and other student fees. Fines that become more than thirty days past due are automatically transferred to UM Pay accounts for currently enrolled students.
To see what bills you may owe at the UMD Library, connect to "My Account" in the upper right corner of the library home page. Log in with your Internet ID and password. Then click on your "Fines and Fees Balance."
Courtesy card users are required to pay all outstanding fines and fees, and return all overdue items, before borrowing privileges will be renewed.
Overdue fines for non-Reserve items are $.50 per day per item, up to a maximum of $20 per item.
The fine for failure to return a "rush" recall item within one week is $1 per day. Keep in mind that anything you check out may be recalled before it is due.
If an item becomes more than 45 days overdue, it will be billed as an unreturned item. The fee for a lost or unreturned item includes replacement cost plus $15 for processing. Payment for a lost item does not clear an overdue fine associated with it.
Items with short-term loan periods will be billed as lost even before they become 45 days overdue. For example, a final notice will be generated after one week for overdue Reserve items, and a final notice will be generated after 21 days for an overdue item with a one-week loan period.
The fee for processing a check from an account with insufficient funds is $15.
Because Reserve materials are assigned for class reading or viewing, overdue fines for Reserve items are quite high—$.50 per hour (24 hours per day), up to a maximum of $20 per item. Please be considerate of other students who may be waiting to use an item that you have checked out.