Late Books, Fines, and Fees

Overdue Books Status and Fines

  • The library automatically sends email reminders to patrons when their books are approaching the due date. Patrons will also be emailed after a book is overdue.
  • There is a three-day grace period after a book is overdue for Marymount and WRLC patrons, allowing the borrower to return it without incurring fines.
  • L&LS does not charge overdue fines for Marymount books to currently enrolled Marymount students, faculty, or staff (with the exception of reserve materials) until the item has been overdue for 39 days.
  • For WRLC patrons, community borrowers, and alumni, the fine for overdue Marymount books is 25¢ per day up to a maximum of $10 per item in addition to any lost and/or processing fees.
  • Fines charged by other WRLC libraries to Marymount patrons are based upon that library’s circulation policies.
  • When all libraries' fines/fees total $25 or more, you may not check out materials.

Overdue Reserve Items

  • Fines for overnight reserves are $2.50 a day to a maximum of $7 per item.
  • Fines for closed reserves are 60¢ per hour up to $7.

Overdue Media

  • Fines for overdue DVDs and other videos borrowed from WRLC libraries by Marymount students, faculty, and staff is $5 per day to a maximum of $25.
  • Overdue fines for media borrowed from Marymount library by Marymount students, faculty, and staff is $2.50 per day to a maximum of $7.

Lost Fines and Fees

  • Forty days after an item is overdue, the item’s status changes to “lost.” As of July 1, 2016, the following charges are then applied to the patron’s account: $80 lost item fee, $30 processing fee, and $10 overdue fine.
  • After all fees are applied, the student's Registrar records, registration for classes, and transcripts will be held until fines/fees are paid.
  • Upon return of the item(s), lost and processing fees will be removed and the account hold will be lifted. A $10 overdue fine per item will still apply.
  • Marymount students, faculty, and staff may replace a lost or damaged book owned by MU with an exact copy rather than paying the $80 lost fee. However, the $30 processing fee and $10 overdue fine must still be paid.
  • Patrons should login to their MyLibrary account to view any fines and/or fees.

Library and Learning Services

Location 1: Emerson G. Reinsch Library (Main Campus)
Location 2: Ballston Center

Phone: (703) 284-1649 (Main Campus)
 (703) 284-5949 (Ballston Center)

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