Overdues, Fines and Fees


  • Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy and failure to receive one, for whatever reason, does not remove your responsibility for meeting each due date or paying subsequent fines. View your account regularly through My Account.
  • The ASU Library uses e-mail for all library notices.  Please refer to the Library Notices Policy page for more information.
  • If you believe an item charged to your account has been returned, please fill out the Claims Returned Form.
  • Borrowing privileges suspended if library fee is more than $25.00.  Failure to return library materials and pay overdue fees may result in further collection procedures, including the possibility of action by a Collection Agency.
  • For more information about Library fees, please call 480-965-3417.

Standard Fines and Fees for Books and CDs

Borrower Type Privilege Suspension and Associated Charges

Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • $10.00 billing fee plus cost of replacement on 31st day after due date
  • Standard replacement fee is $100- waived when item is returned undamaged.

Community Card holders

  • $10.00 billing fee plus cost of replacement on 31st day after due date
  • Standard replacement fee is $100- waived when item is returned undamaged.

Recall Fines

  • Items not returned by midnight on the recall due date are billed a daily $5.00 per item fee; up to a maximum of $25.00.
  • Recall late fees are strictly enforced and only the replacement cost is cancelled when the item is returned.
  • For additional information, visit Recall Policy page

Other Fines/Fees

Recalls, Videos, Course Resources, and Interlibrary Loan materials do not have a fine free period.

Type of Fine/Fee Associated Charges
Course Resources
  • $1.00 per hour up to $20.00 per item plus cost of replacement.
  • Fines accrue 24 hours a day whether the library is open or not.
Videos/DVDs Video/DVD fines: check with the owning library.
Interlibrary Loan
  • $5.00 per day (starting on the due date) late fee with a maximum overdue fee of $25.00.
  • Plus a $150.00 replacement cost
  • Contact ILL Staff to inquire about refund of a paid replacement cost.
  • ILLiad accounts are immediately blocked when a book becomes overdue.

Lost or Damaged Materials

*Cost of Replacement

Cost varies by item - Consult with Library Billing Unit.

Replacement cost is dropped when item is returned undamaged.

Damaged Materials
  • Rebinding $10.00
  • Other damages: Cost charges vary - Consult with Library Billing Unit
  • Replacement: Cost of item plus a $15.00 processing fee. $10 late fee charged where applicable.
Lost Materials

Materials are billed the cost of replacement.


A full cost of replacement will be refunded if library material is returned in good condition within 6 months of billing.

Payments cannot be refunded after 6 months.