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Overdue, Lost or Damaged Materials

Item Type

Overdue Fines

Replacement Charges 

Marked as Lost

Replacement charges are applied

Bound Journals
25 cents per day$140 6 weeks overdue
Calculators$1 per hour$20 - $140 6 days overdue
Course Reserves$1 per hour$140 at 6 days 6 days overdue
DVDs, CDs, and videos
25 cents per day$140 6 days overdue
Headphones$1 per hour

Bose Noise Cancelling: $300 

All others: $15

6 days overdue

General Collection25 cents per day$70 6 weeks overdue
Interlibrary Loan50 cents per day$1006 weeks overdue 
Kindles$1 per day$2406 days overdue
Laptops$10 per hour

Dell Latitude: $1400

Chromebook: $700

Macbook: $1500

6 days overdue

Lockers$1 per day$30 for key6 days overdue
Maps25 cents per day

Print format: $70

CD format: $140

6 weeks overdue

Mice$1 per hour$306 days overdue
Recalled Items$2 per dayNot applicableNot applicable
Research Rooms$1 per day$25 for keycard6 days overdue
Scanners$1 per hour$1256 days overdue
Study Rooms$10 per hour$25 for keycard6 days overdue
Summit$1 per day$756 weeks overdue

Nexus 7: $1 per day

Nexus 10: $1 per day

Nexus 7: $240

Nexus 10: $550

6 days overdue

Whiteboard Markers$1 per hour$56 days overdue

There is a 3 day grace period for the general collection and Interlibrary loan materials with full charges beginning on the 4th day.

Recalled items and Summit loans do not have a grace period.


For general collection items, a courtesy notice is emailed 4 days before the item is due

A due notice is emailed on the due date

A reminder notice is emailed 14 days after the due date and 2 days for short term items.


Once a month, library charges are submitted to Business Affairs and posted directly to your OSU account. An invoice is sent to you at the beginning of each month if you have any charges. 

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

Items considered lost will be billed to your OSU account. The lost item charge for OSU items returned within 1 year of the billing date are automatically credited. Overdue fines and processing fees may still apply. Refunds for Summit and ILL are determined by the lending library.

Lost items remain on your library record for 1 year which allows an automatic credit if items are returned and usually will not affect your borrowing privileges.

Borrowing privileges will be temporarily suspended if library charges exceed $100 for non-OSU patrons until those charges have been resolved.

The borrower is financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged library materials and/or equipment. Regardless of whether payment has been made for an item, library items remain the property of the university. Materials cannot be purchased from the library. Any person who has falsely claimed to have lost materials simply to retain possession can be charged for illegally possessing state property. If library items are damaged, especially by water, please return them immediately to Circulation so appropriate measures can be taken.

Appealing Library Charges

You may appeal library charges if you believe they have been mistakenly assessed or that extenuating circumstances warrant reduction or cancellation. Appeals should be made within 30 days of the original billing. You will receive a response by email within one week.