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Overdue & Lost Materials

Fines & Billing

Fines have been eliminated for most library materials. There are still overdue fines for Course Reserves, and a library user will be charged for replacement of any item that is significantly overdue. Details are below. 

Michener & Music Stacks (Books & Scores), Current Reading, Videos, DVDs, CDs

No overdue fines will be assessed. However, material is considered lost if not returned within 45 days of the due date. A replacement charge of $80 per item is assessed. If the item is returned within one year of due date, a credit of $75.00 will be made. There is a non-refundable $5.00 charge per item to cover processing costs.

Equipment

Equipment such as headphones, chargers, calculators, cameras, microphones, and laptops check out for a variety of time periods. They do not have daily or hourly overdue fines, but the billing process will be faster for items that only check out for a few hours or days. Replacement charges will be dependent on the value of the item.

Interlibrary Loan Materials

If an Interlibrary Loan item is overdue 45 days or more, it is considered lost and a replacement charge of $100.00 is assessed, If the owning library charges the University Libraries more than $100.00 for replacement, the extra costs will be passed on to the borrower. If the item is returned within one year of the due date or before the owning library charges UNC, whichever comes first, a credit of $95.00 will be issued. There is a non-refundable $5.00 charge per item to cover processing costs.

Prospector Materials

If a Prospector item is overdue 45 days or more, it is considered lost and a replacement charge of  $100.00 is assessed. If the item is returned within one year of the due date, a credit of $95.00 will be issued. There is a non-refundable $5.00 charge per item to cover late fines and processing costs.

Reserve Material, 2- or 4-Hour Checkout

$1.00 per hour per item, to a maximum of $20.00. Replacement charge is $80.00 per item. There is a non-refundable $20.00 charge per item to cover late fines and processing costs.

Reserve Material, 1- or 3-Day Checkout

$5.00 per day per item, to a maximum of $20.00. Replacement charge is $80.00 per item. There is a non-refundable $35.00 charge per item to cover late fines and processing costs.