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Borrowing White Library: Fines and Fees


Fines & Fees

Library users are responsible for returning all material on time and in good condition.  The library sends three courtesy notices regarding overdue material.

In-Library Course Reserve Items $.50 per hour overdue
Regular Course Reserve Items $1.00 per day overdue

$5.00 overdue fine if more than 10 minutes late.

Minimum $500.00 replacement charge for lost or damaged laptops.

SAU Library Material

No daily overdue fees.

Minimum $50.00 replacement charge, including a non-refundable $5.00 billing fee,

for items that are lost or more than 30 days overdue.

MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan Material

No daily overdue fees.

Minumum $50-$100 replacement charge, including a minimum non-refundable $5.00 billing fee,

for items that are lost or more than 30 days overdue.

  • Damaged Items: Fines for damaged items, including items that are returned with highlighting and/or underlining, will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Replacement charges are assessed for lost items and for items that are more than 30 days overdue.
    • Lost and overdue items that are returned within two weeks of the billing date are eligible for partial refunds.  Items returned two weeks after the billing date may not be eligible for refunds.  Patrons may return the ineligible billed item to the library, but it will be considered a donation.  A refund will not be issued.  
    • Fines and fees can be paid by cash or check at the library's Circulation Desk.  Library fines that have been transferred to a student's SAU account must be paid through the SAU Business Office.
    • Please note that unpaid fines are sent to collections, and students may be blocked from receiving transcripts and diplomas until the library fines have been paid.
  • Library privileges are suspended for library users with fines over $10.00.  Privileges may be revoked on a permanent basis for library users with multiple billed items.
  • Fines will not be waived for: 
    • Not knowing the due date (My Library Account shows all due dates)
    • Not receiving a library notice.  Notices are a courtesy.
    • Lack of knowledge of library policy
    • Material lost or damaged by a third party
    • Items returned to the wrong library
    • Forgetting to return a library item before leaving for break or a Cross Cultural trip.

Contact Info

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Kami Moyer
Hugh & Edna White Library
106 E. Main St.
Spring Arbor, MI 49283
(517) 750-6439