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·         Complete each page of the form completely.

·         A $1 surcharge will be applied to each transaction to cover the fees to run a credit transaction.

This online library payment form will no longer be working as of Monday, February 20. Please make library payments using cash or check.

Alumni and Community Patron Accounts

  • Alumni and former faculty/staff pay $15 for a 10-year account, and check materials out of the library using a valid picture ID (i.e., driver’s license).
  • Community patrons pay $15 per year for check-out privileges. A valid picture ID will be required for check out.
  • Alumni and former faculty/staff will be charged $2 per item for interlibrary loan requests, payable when the order is placed.
  • The library does not provide interlibrary loan services to community patrons.

Lost, Unreturned, or Damaged Items

In order to maintain the integrity of the G. Allen Fleece Library catalog holdings, the following policies will be in effect for lost, unreturned or damaged items:

  • Unreturned items will be considered lost after being considered overdue for 3 months. The patron will be billed for the cost of replacement at that time.
  • A charge of $50 will be assessed for each lost/unreturned item. This will be in addition to whatever fine penalties have been assessed on the item.
  • An overdue charge of ten cents per day (excluding Sunday) will be assessed on all overdue items, including items checked out by faculty members. The maximum fine will be $15.
  • Damages to checked out items will be assessed by Library staff for possible replacement costs. Any resulting charges will be the responsibility of the last person to check out the item.

Overdue Fines and Fees


  • Fines are calculated at $.10/day per item.
  • Our minimum standard replacement charge is $50.00, which includes a $10.00 processing fee. Up to $15.00 in late fines may also be charged.
  • Reserve items are fined at $.50/hour or $3.75 per day.
  • Laptops are fined at $5 an hour or $15 a day; laptop cords are fined at $1 an hour or $15 a day.
  • Interlibrary Loan items are fined at $1 a week.


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