Overdue Items, Fines and Replacement Charges

All Library borrowers are responsible for the safe and timely return of library materials. It is a courtesy and sign of respect to your fellow scholars to return items on time.

When items are seriously overdue, courtesy notices are sent. However, failure to receive a notice does not excuse a user from overdue fines.

NOTE: You are responsible for all materials checked out to your account. The library strongly advises against loaning items you have borrowed to another person. In the event of loss or a late return, you will be liable for the applicable fines.

Fines for regular overdue materials – 1 Dh. per day for 30 days. An additional 20 Dhs. will be added on 31st day. After that time the item will be declared missing and a replacement fee will be charged. An additional fine of 4 Dhs. per day will be added to those items with a hold placed on them by another patron.

Fines for one week loans – 2 Dhs. per day for 30 days. After that time the item will be declared missing and a replacement fee will be charged.

Fines for reserve items – 1 Dh. per hour up to 10 hours. After that time the item will be declared missing and a replacement fee will be charged.

Fines for laptops, chargers, and all rooms – 20 Dhs. per hour and begin accumulating from the time the item is due.

Fines for inexpensive laptop peripherals – 10 Dhs. per hour and begin accumulating from the time the item is due.

Replacement fee – Borrowers will be charged a replacement fee for items that are missing, lost or damaged beyond repair. This fee will include the current cost of the item, PLUS 75 Dhs. (more for sets and rare materials) for processing and shipping.

Borrowing privileges will be suspended when fines and/or replacement charges reach 100 Dhs. or if you have one or more unpaid replacement fee.

Students who have unpaid fines at the end of a semester will not receive their grades, and will not be allowed to register for classes the following semester. Students who have graduated or transferred will not be able to receive transcripts until any outstanding library fines have been paid.

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