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Loan Periods & Fines

Borrowers are responsible for renewing or returning library material on time.

Please select your borrower type to review Monroe Library loan periods and fines by material type.

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Please note: Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy. Failing to receive an overdue notice does not absolve a borrower from responsibility should they receive a bill or fine. For normal loans an overdue notice is sent 7 days past the due date, 21 days past the due date, and again 28 days past the due date.

On normal loans the borrower is billed when an item (i.e. a book, CD, score, videotape, DVD, headphones or key) becomes 35 days overdue. Charges for non-returned or lost items will appear on student finance records 35 days past the due date. Upon the request of a student, bill and fine amounts may be transferred to the Student Finance office for collection when fees exceed $15. Additionally, student fines over $15 wil be sent to the Student Finance Office for collection at the end of each semester.

Loyola student and staff borrowers with overdue fees of $15.00 or more will not be allowed to checkout or renew books. All others will not be allowed to checkout or renew materials if they have fines of $5.00 or more. We encourage borrowers to return or renew materials on time. The fine limits are to keep fines from increasing to exorbitant amounts. Borrowers with excessive overdue material and/or large outstanding bill/fine balances may be blocked from further use of the library. In addition, any materials that are returned damaged will result in either the cost of repair or replacement.

If you have questions about the library's overdue policies, please contact Evonne Lawrence, Circulation Coordinator, at 864-7165 or ekelly@loyno.edu.