Appeal of Library Charges

Fines are created when you return items past the due date or you lose or damage an item. An appeal is a request to have the total amount of fines reduced.

What Fines Can be Appealed?

Fine type What is it for? Can I appeal? How to resolve it?
Overdue Fine Overdue fines for course reserves Yes* Fill out the form on this page.
Lost Item Replacement Fee or Damaged Item Fine Replacement fees for lost or damaged items No Return the item, pay the fine, or contact us about a replacement copy.
ILL Fee Overdue fines for Interlibrary Loan materials No Return the item and pay the fine.

* All students, staff, and faculty are eligible for a one-time appeal of overdue fines up to $50. After that, the Libraries grant appeals only for extenuating circumstances.

What is the Appeal Process?

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Circulation Support staff will review your library account and determine the amount they can waive.
  3. Circulation Support staff will email you the results of your appeal request. 
  4. Pay any remaining balance.

Appeal of Library Charges Form

Reason for appeal *
Type your explanation, statement, or question in this area. If you wish to contest only part of your charge, clearly state which part you are appealing.
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