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Fees and Lost Books

Extended Use Fees

Extended Use Fees
Type of Fee Daily Amount Per Item Applies to
Regular $0.25 Undergrads, NSHE, Guests
Recall $5.00 All Users
Interlibrary Loan $1.00 All Users
Link+ $1.00 All Users
Leisure Reading $1.00 All Users

 

Reserve Extended Use Fees *
Type of Reserve Amount Per Item Applies to
2 hour $1.00 per hour All Users
24 hour $1.00 per hour All Users
3 day $2.00 per day All Users
7 day $2.00 per day All Users
Anatomical Models $20.00 per hour All Users

*Please note: There is no grace period and no maximum fee for overdue Reserve items.

The system will charge overdue fees beginning the first day the book is overdue -- there is NO grace period.

Overdue fees continue to accrue on holidays and other days when the library is closed. Books that are returned to a book drop when the library is closed will be checked in, backdated to the last day when the library was open. Books are never due on a day that the library is closed.

All patrons who fail to respond to a recall notice, including faculty, must pay recall fees. Library privileges will be suspended until the recalled item is returned and the fee is paid.

Library privileges will be suspended or revoked if users exceed certain thresholds set by the library. Students owing money to the library will be placed on registrar hold, which prevents registration and course changes. Additionally, diplomas and transcripts will be held until the charges have been completely cleared at the library.

Lost Items

Lost Items
Type of Replacement Replacement Cost Processing Fee
Regular Cost of item or $70.00 $35.00
Link+ $115.00 $0.00
Interlibrary Loan Set by lending library $35.00
Leisure Reading $70.00 $35.00

If a lost item is returned before it is paid for, the bill is cancelled, and extended use fees are applied.

If a lost book is paid for and is then found, refunds are given only under limited circumstances. A refund must be requested within six months of when the item is paid for, and the original receipt must be presented. If the item has been reordered by the library, no refund will be given. The $35.00 processing fee is non-refundable. Items that are paid for and returned after six months are considered gifts to the library. Refunds are not given for Link+, Interlibrary Loan, or Leisure Reading items.

Payment of Charges

Charges for fees and lost books may be in person at the Lied Library Circulation Desk or at any branch library.

Charges may also be paid online via your library account.

Details about online payment:
  • Online payment is available to UNLV users only. CSN, NSC, and Law users may pay their libraries directly.
  • Total charges must be $1.00 or greater in order to pay online.
  • Registrar holds will be cleared within 24 hours, often sooner.

Guest Users

If you have neither returned nor paid for an item three weeks after the bill is generated, the replacement cost and processing fee will be charged to your credit card. Extended use fees in excess of $10.00 which have remained unpaid three weeks after the overdue items were returned will also be charged to your credit card. Should your credit line be insufficient to cover these charges, your account will be sent to a collection agency, and you will be additionally liable for all collection and litigation costs.

Collection Agency

If the library is unable to collect payment for fees or materials, your account will be sent to a collection agency. Collection agency fees are assessed at 50% of the amount owed to the library, in addition to the amount owed. Once your account has been sent to the collection agency, the library is no longer able to negotiate charges.

Notices

Notices are emailed out only as a courtesy. UNLV students, faculty, and staff must use their official email address (RebelMail or Lotus Notes). If you do not receive notices you are still responsible for returning overdue library books and/or payment of any fines or fees incurred. It is your responsibility to notify the library of any address changes, so that you may receive notification of overdue materials or fines owed.

If your card is lost or stolen, immediately notify the UNLV Library Circulation Desk at 895-2111.

Appeals

Fees may be appealed under certain circumstances. More information can be found on the Fee Appeal Form.