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Library Fines

Circulating Fines                                 

The normal borrowing period is two weeks. It is your responsibility to return books on timeMaterials may be renewed in person or by phone, (773) 602-5449 before the due date. After hours, books may be returned to the book-drop outside of the Library. You are responsible for fines for any late returns.                                      

Overdue fines for each circulating book are 25 cents per day. The charge is placed on your student account by the Business Office and must be paid there. In order for Library fines to be cleared, students must pay the fine in the Business Office. Once a student has paid his/her fine at the Business Office, he/she must give the Library a receipt to prove the fine has been paid. The Library will not clear a fine unless you can provide the receipt. You are responsible for giving us your receipt. If a book is not returned after 3 weeks from the due date, then the book is considered lost.      

Standard fee for lost or damaged items: $45.00 and $5.00 processing fee. Prices may vary based on cost of the item. ​   

NOTE -  If a student returns a book which they already paid the fine for, the library staff submits the revision form to the business office and the business office will issue a refund to the student.            

Lost or damaged books:       

When you are fined by the business office for your lost or damaged book, please come to the Library and speak to a Librarian about options to replace the lost or damaged books.                                                                             

Headphones:  There is a $1.00 per hour late fee for headphones. If headphones are returned damaged, then there is a $30.00 replacement fee. ​                                                                   

Reserve Fines (non-textbook)                                    

Each three-day reserve book is charged a $2.00 per day overdue fine. Each seven-day reserve book is charged a $1.00.                                                      ​              

Once a book is overdue for 3 weeks, the charge is placed on your student account by the Business Office and must be paid there.                                                                     

Standard fee for a lost item: $45.00 and $5.00 processing fee. Prices may vary based on cost of the item.               

Reserve Fines (Textbooks)       

Overdue fines for each two-hour reserve book (textbooks) is $1.00 per hour.  Textbooks DO NOT LEAVE THE LIBRARY. If you have taken a textbook out of the library, we will contact security, and you will be fined the price of the textbook (even if the book is returned).         

Laptops: There is a $5.00 per hour late fee for laptops. If a laptop is returned damaged, then there is a $1,300.00 replacement fee. Listed on Library laptop policy form.  Laptops DO NOT LEAVE THE LIBRARY. If you have taken a laptop out of the library, we will contact security, and you will be fined $100.00 (even if the laptop is returned).    ​     

Scientific Calculators: There is a $1.00 per hour late fee for Scientific Calculators. If calculator is returned damaged, then there is a $140.00 replacement fee.                

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Mon. - Thurs.8:30AM - 8:00PM               

Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM                        

Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM                    

Sunday CLOSED                

Reference Desk             

Mon. - Thurs.8:30AM - 8:00PM               

Friday 8:30AM - 3:30PM                        

Saturday 9:00AM - 1:00PM                  

Sunday CLOSED   ​   ​                 

Circulation Desk                                  

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM              

Friday 8:30AM - 3:45PM                   

Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                  

Reserve Desk                  

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM- 6:00PM              

Friday 8:30AM - 3:45PM                

Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                  

Computing / Photocopying /Studyroom        

Mon. - Thurs. 8:30AM - 7:45PM              

Friday  8:30AM - 3:45PM                       

Saturday 9:00AM - 12:45PM                       

​Closed during all interim periods  ​