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Kent Library Policies and Forms

Kent Library Fines and Fees Policy

Kent Library Fines and Fees Policy

Notices

Courtesy notices indicate something you checked out (borrowed) from Kent Library is coming due. Courtesy notices provide a reminder to return books and other borrowed items if you’re finished and to renew any you’re still using. Courtesy notices are sent to your Southeast email address. If you do not have a Southeast email address, notices will be sent to the email you provided when signing up for community patron privileges. You are responsible for monitoring your email.

Overdue notices are emailed when something borrowed was not renewed or returned by the due date. Again, these notices are sent to your University email account. Failure to read or to receive an overdue notice does not cancel your obligation to pay library fines or fees.

Fines

Fines vary by the format of the title (books, kits, DVDs and other types). Fines stop accruing when the item is returned or when the item is declared lost and a bill for replacing the item is sent. Fines are added to a library user’s university account within 24 hours of returning the item.

Replacement and Processing Fees

Replacement and processing fees are assessed when the item has been overdue for a specified period of time (see schedule below). Library fines and fees are paid at the Cashier’s Office in Academic Hall. Paid overdue fines and processing fees cannot be refunded. Paid replacement fees may be eligible for a refund if the item is found and returned to the library in good condition within 90 days from the date the fee was added to the library user’s account. We do not accept replacement copies.

If you have any questions about fines, fees, overdue, lost or damaged library materials, please contact the circulationdesk@semo.edu or call 573-651-2232.

Revised 6/1/2021

Kent Library's Fine and Fee Schedule

AV Materials: DVDs, Video Games, CDs

 

Overdue Fine

If an item has been recalled and is not returned by the recall date, a charge of $1.00 per day will be assessed.

Replacement Fee

$100 will be charged if the item is not returned within 15 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 15 days of the due date.

Books from the main collection, paperback books, best sellers, new books and audio books

 

Overdue Fine

If an item has been recalled and is not returned by the recall date, a charge of $1.00 per day will be assessed.

Replacement Fee

$100 will be charged if the item is not returned within 30 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 30 days of the due date.

Canon DSLR cameras, point and shoot cameras, and digital projectors

 

Overdue Fine

$5 per day per item will be charged beginning the first day the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$400 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Course Reserves: 1 day, 3 day, or 7 day checkout length

 

Overdue Fine

$0.25 per day per item will be charged beginning the first day the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$100 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Course Reserves: 2 or 3 hour checkout length

 

Overdue Fine

$1 per hour per item will be charged beginning the first minute the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$100 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 hours of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 hours of the due date.

Educational kits and teaching aids

 

Overdue Fine

$5 per day per item will be charged beginning the first day the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$400 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Dell laptops and MacBooks

 

Overdue Fine

$30 per hour per item will be charged beginning the first minute the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$2600 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 hours of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 hours of the due date.

Orion Starblast Telescope

 

Overdue Fine

$5 per day per item will be charged beginning the first day the item is overdue.

Replacement Fee

$300 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.

Processing Fee

$20 will be charged if the item is not returned within 3 days of the due date.