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Using Library Resources & Services

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 / Maps/ Periodicals $.25 per day
Course Reserves Items $1 per hour
Audiobooks / DVD Items $1 per day
Laptops $2 per hour, $60 maximum

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

Approved by Library Services Council, Aug. 9, 2019

Lost Library Items

  • A replacement fee of $75.00 will be applied for each item reported lost.
  • JCKL will not accept replacement copies of library materials in lieu of lost/damaged item fees.
  • For each lost item returned in good condition, the lost fee will be waived, however overdue fees will apply.
  • Lost books that are returned within one (1) year from the due date will be refunded the replacement fee minus the overdue fee.
  • No refunds will be issued after one (1) year from the due date.

Approved by Library Services Council, January 7, 2017,

updated September 22, 2017, updated October 12, 2021

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 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 3 working days of the appeal submission.  A student may request an expedited appeal if warranted. The Client Services Manager will contact the patron by email (using the email address submitted on the Library Patron Fines & Fees Appeal Form). 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, rev. by JCKL Council on Aug. 6, 2018