Fines

  • Does the library charge for overdue items?

    Reserve materials are subject to fines because these items are in high demand, require high turnaround and need to circulate to all persons enrolled in the specific course. 

    For e-readers, late fee charges are $2.00 per day or any part thereof.

    If items are not renewed or returned by the due date, replacement costs will be issued for items that are at least 14 days overdue. The bill will include the replacement cost and a $15 non-refundable overdue fee per item. If items are returned to the Library within two months after a bill has been issued, a waiver of the replacement charge(s) may be requested but the non-refundable overdue fee(s) will not be waived.

    If an item is damaged or lost, repair or replacement costs will be assessed in addition to the $15 non-refundable overdue fee. Please note that water damage cannot be repaired, and must be replaced.

    Please see our Borrowing Policies for more information.

  • What happens if I damage or lose a library item?

    If an item is damaged or lost, repair or replacement costs will be assessed in addition to a $15 non-refundable overdue fee. Please note that water damage cannot be repaired and must be replaced.

    Randall Library is unable to accept replacement items in lieu of payment for lost or damaged items due to variations in format, edition, and condition, as well as associated costs of evaluation and processing. Patrons should pay any applicable replacement costs and fines. Please contact Jeanne Cross (crossj@uncw.edu), Coordinator of Collection Development, for further information.

    For more information, please see our Borrowing Policies.