BRING OVERDUE ITEMS INSIDE WHEN LIBRARY IS OPEN
**Please return reserve materials to the Circulation Desk.
Policies may differ among libraries. See also Loan Periods by Location.
The Libraries are responsible for managing large collections of state-owned materials and must provide an incentive for these materials to be returned in a timely manner. Overdue fines are used as an incentive for borrowers to return library materials after a reasonable loan period, so that materials may be properly accounted for and can be made available for other borrowers. Overdue Notices are issued as a courtesy to all library users.
All legitimate objections to library charges will be considered. Problems that do NOT constitute a legitimate basis for consideration are:
The Libraries would much rather have items returned on time than to charge fines. Please return library materials on time and avoid overdue fines.
Note: Please keep your address current in the Library System. Unpaid fines may result in suspension of borrowing privileges, the withholding of transcripts and/or diplomas, and/or the blocking of class registration.
$.25 per item per day
$.60 per item per hour
$1.00 per item per day
|Group Study Rooms
$.60 per hour per day
$2.00 per item per day
$5.00 per item per day
|Student Laptop Fines
$10.20 per hour
If you believe you have returned material that is being billed as overdue, please contact the staff at any Circulation Desk to file a Claims Returned card or use this form. Library personnel will search for the material up to three times within a maximum of 60 days. The material will stay charged to you, but a note will be placed in your record to allow you to continue to check out library material while the claim is in process. If the item(s) are found in the library, all charges will be removed. If the material is not found, you will be assessed a lost book charge.
However, if there appears to be a recurring pattern of items claimed to be returned and later found in the stacks, not re-sensitized and still charged to you, you will be charged the appropriate fines. During the claims returned process, you should continue to look for the item(s). If you do find the item(s), return it/them to the library and only the overdue fines will be assessed.
Fines may be paid by cash or check at any of the locations listed below. Check for hours that payments are accepted. Payment by credit card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover & American Express) or Plus Account is available at William T. Young Library only (in-person or by telephone). In-person and telephone payments are received in Young Library Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. For more information, call (859) 218-2025.
You may also mail your payment to: Fines Office, 1-50 William T. Young Library, 500 S. Limestone, Lexington KY 40506-0456. Make checks payable to University of Kentucky.
Young Library Fines Office Hours
Mondays - Fridays: 8:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Avoid fines by returning all library materials on time.
Lost items will be assessed a default replacement plus a non-refundable processing fee.
After 45 days overdue, the library system will declare an item lost and assess a default lost replacement and processing fee.
It a lost item is returned, the replacement fee will be forgiven, however an overdue and/or processing fee will remain.
If material is returned in a damaged condition, the library will determine cost of repair and bill accordingly. For items that cannot be repaired, the library will bill the borrower for replacement cost and a processing fee.