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 Library Account.
  • The ASU Library uses e-mail for all library notices.  Please refer to the Library Notices Policy page for more information.
  • Accounts are blocked on the 31st day after the due date. Once an account is blocked renewals can only be done through Telephone Renewal or the Blocked Accounts page.
  • 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 $10.00 or older than 31 days.  Failure to return library materials and pay overdue fees may result in further collection procedures, including the possibility of action by a Collection Agency.

Standard Fines and Fees for Books and CDs

Borrower Type Privilege Suspension and Associated Charges

Faculty, Staff, and Students

  • Privileges suspended on the 31st day after due date
  • $10.00 billing fee plus cost of replacement* after 91 days overdue

Community Card holders

  • $10.00 billing fee plus cost of replacement* after 31 days overdue

Other Fines/Fees

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

Type of Fine/Fee Associated Charges
  • $10.00 for each recall not returned on or before the Recall Due Date.
  • Cost of replacement* added after 26th day overdue.
  • $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
  • $25.00 late fee 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 six months of payment.

Payments cannot be refunded after six months.