||Library/Audio-Visual- Fines, Lost Materials, Holds, Stolen Materials
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Fines are assessed for materials returned late to the Library/Audio Visual.
The amount of fine varies according to the type of material (e.g. reserve
materials, circulating materials or other materials). Fines accrue from the
time the materials are due, whether or not the individual receives an overdue
notice, until such time as the materials are returned. When an overdue item
is returned, the fine ceases to accrue, but remains until paid. No one may
check out additional materials until all overdue materials are returned and
fines are paid. Holds are placed on student transcripts and registration
when their total obligation reaches $5.00 and when fines are left unpaid.
Upon paying a fine the person's name is deleted from the patron's circulation
record, a record is made of their payment and holds removed. These funds
are turned in to the Cashier's Office and credited to the General Fund. (Attachment
1 - Reconciliation).
Individuals who lose (or otherwise render unusable) books or other media resources,
are assessed the cost of replacement plus a processing fee. Upon paying,
a record of the transaction is made and any holds which have been placed
are released. Funds are turned in to the Cashier's Office and credited to
the appropriate budget (Attachment 1 - Reconciliation). If the individual
later finds the material, within one year of paying for it, the cost of the
item minus the processing fee is refunded.
A hold is placed upon students' registration and transcripts if they have a
Library or Audio Visual fine of $5.00 or greater. Library staff enter holds
on the university's SIS system. It is preferred that students come to the
Library or to Audio Visual to pay the fine so that a staff member can remove
the hold from the patron's circulation record and the university hold system.
Incident reports are completed and sent to the Office of the Vice President
for Student Affairs when patrons are discovered with pages torn out of library-owned
materials or with library materials that have not been checked out. A fine
of $20 per page for any material torn out of library books or journals will
be assessed. Anyone found attempting to remove library material will be fined
the cost of the item plus $20.00. Further disciplinary action may be taken
by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Section Number 2.5.4