Fines & Other Charges

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Overdue Fines

Please return your items by the due date so that they are available to others and to avoid fines.

Material Rate Maximum Fine

Recalled Items

$3/day $21/item
Course Reserves $1/hour $30/item

Each hour/day counts towards overdue fines, regardless of whether the library is open or not.

Lost Items

If items are not returned within 7 days of their due date (or reserves and equipment on their due date), then they will be assumed lost and you will be billed for their replacement. When the items are returned, the lost item fee will be removed from your account (although any applicable overdue fines will remain).

Lost item fees vary. General collection items are typically $100, course reserves $230, and equipment fees vary. You may be charged the actual replacement cost if it is higher than the automatic bill.

As an alternative to paying the lost fee, you may replace the lost item yourself. You must email us to get pre-approval from the library to ensure the correct replacement is being provided.

Damaged Items

If the damaged item can be repaired, there is a $25 repair fee per item. If it cannot be repaired, lost item fees will apply.

Suspended Privileges

Borrowing privileges are blocked when library fine or fee limits have been reached.

  • Students, Staff, Postdocs, Fellows, Visiting Scholars: $50
  • Faculty: $300
  • Stanford GSB Alumni, SEP Participants, and SUL Purchased Card: $1