Item Type

Overdue Fines

Replacement Charges 

Marked as Lost

Replacement charges are applied

Bound Journals None $140  6 weeks overdue
DVDs, CDs, and videos  None $140  6 days overdue
Library of Things None $10-$1600 6 days overdue
General Collection None $70  6 weeks overdue
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) $0.50 per day $100 6 weeks overdue
Maps None

Print format: $70

CD format: $140

6 weeks overdue

Recalled Items None Not applicable Not applicable
Research Room Keys None $25 for keycard 6 days overdue
Study Room Keys None $25 for keycard 6 days overdue
Summit $1 per day $75 6 weeks overdue

Grace Periods

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

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

Staff and Faculty

OSU Faculty, Staff, and GTAs may accrue overdue fines on materials loaned through Interlibrary Loan and Summit.


For general collection materials, we send by email...

  • courtesy notices 4 days before the due date
  • notices on the due date
  • reminder notices 14 days after the due date

For hourly items, we send by email...

  • receipt that includes the due time 
  • The system is unable to send timely overdue notices for hourly items. We recommend setting an alarm when materials are due. 
  • reminder notices 2 days after the due time


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 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. Lost Valley Library items will not affect your borrowing privileges. Refunds for Summit and ILL are determined by the lending library. 

Non-OSU patrons' borrowing privileges will be temporarily suspended if library charges exceed $100 and they will be reinstated when 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.

Circulation Desk