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Late Fine Amounts

Overdue fines continue to accrue until the items are returned, renewed, or considered lost.

Material Category Overdue Fines Amount*
Books/Curriculum Collection/Government Documents/Maps $.25 per day
Periodicals/Reference Material/Special Permission Material $5 per day
Course Reserves Items $1 per hour
DVD/VHS Items $1 per day
Laptops $2 per hour

*Fees addressed in this policy may differ from fines and fees when materials are borrowed through MOBIUS or Interlibrary Loan.

Approved by Library Services Council, August 4, 2016

Lost Library Items

  • Immediately report any material that is lost to the Library Services Desk: 660-543-4283
  • A fee of $75.00 will be applied for each item reported lost
  • For each lost item returned in good condition, the lost fee will be waived, however overdue fees will apply.

Approved by Library Services Council, January 7, 2017

Check-out Email Notices

JCKL sends notices on checked out materials as reminders.

Email Notice Occurrence
Courtesy Reminder 2 days before item is due
1st Overdue 1 day past due
2nd Overdue Item(s) is one week overdue
3rd Overdue Item(s) is two weeks overdue
4th Notice - Lost Fee A bill for the lost item(s) is emailed and/or mailed

Approved by Library Services Council, August 4, 2016

Paying Fees and Fines

All library charges (fines, replacement fees, etc.) are sent to Student Financial Services.  You may pay fines at Student Financial Services or through your MyCentral account.

Approved by Library Services Council, August 4, 2016

Library Fees/Fines Appeal Process

When a library patron believes that a library fine and/or fee regarding the use of library materials is incorrect, s/he may initiate an appeal.

The library patron must fill out and submit the Library Patron Fines & Fees Appeal Form.  When appropriate, copies of fine/fee payment  or other appropriate documents must be included in the form to support an appeal.

The appeal will be reviewed by the Library Fines & Fees Appeals Committee.  The Board will review the appeal and make a determination within 15 working days of the appeal submission.  The Library Dean's Office will contact the patron by email (using the email address submitted on the Library Patron Fines & Fees Appeal Form) and by regular mail regarding the decision.  The Board reserves the right to request more information and may contact the patron as needed.  The burden of proof in the appeal process lies solely with the individual raising the appeal.

Approved by LSC on Aug. 4, 2016