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Billing and Fines

Books and Other Materials 

Material TypeOverdue FinesMaximum FineLost Replacement Fee
Regular materialNOTE: daily overdue fines are not charged, but a replacement fee is charged once the book is declared "Lost"$125 (Lost @ 60 days overdue)*
Recalled material$5/day$25$125 (Lost @ 60 days overdue)*
Reserve material$2.50/hour$25$125 (Lost @ 3 days overdue)*
Interlibrary Loan materialNOTE: daily overdue fines are not charged, but a replacement fee is charged once the book is declared "Lost"$125 (Lost @ 60 days overdue)*
Materials requested from another USMAI libraryNOTE: fines/fees are administered by the owning library

NOTE: Damage to library materials can result in additional fees up to the cost of the Replacement Fee.

* Lost fees are not automatically refunded upon an item's return. To request a waiver or reduction of a lost fee, please complete the Billing Inquiry Form.




Equipment TypeOverdue FinesLost Notice FeeLost Replacement Fee
iPads, Tablets, AV and Production equipment$2.50/hour$250$350
Cameras and Projectors$2.50/hour$250$600
Chargers, Headphones, Calculators, and Other Accessories$2.50/hourN/A$100
Reservable Room Keys$2.50/hourN/A$100
Makerspace Equipment$2.50/hourN/A$200 or $350
Cases and SuppliesN/A$10
Partner Equipment (Fitness, Bicycle Helmets, Happy Lights, Air Quality Monitors)NOTE: Fees vary. Contact the TLC through the Billing Inquiry Form.

NOTE: Once equipment is late enough to be marked "Lost" (3 days for hourly items and 10 days for daily items), you will be charged the full replacement fee. When the equipment is returned, a portion will remain on your account as a "Lost Notice Fee."

Damage charges depend on the value of the item and the extent of damage as assessed by the Libraries.

There are several types of notices that you may receive: 

  • Courtesy Notice or reminder of due dates 
  • UMD Libraries Overdue material notice
  • UMD Libraries Bill for Overdue Materials
  • Loan Recall notice (see Recalled Library Materials for more information)

Please follow the instructions in the email to avoid late fees.

Please note that email notices are sent as a courtesy, and they are not available to borrowers who do not provide an email address. Failure to get a notice does not change the obligation of the borrower to return or renew the material on time. It is the responsibility of the borrower to update their contact information. See Updating Your Contact Information for more information.

Note: We no longer send notices through the mail. 

For questions concerning a notice, please use the Billing Inquiry Form.

Please use the Billing Inquiry Form to inquire about UMD Libraries (College Park and Shady Grove) fines, charges or overdue notices. For USMAI items, please contact the billing supervisor at the owning library.

  • Please bring back the lost item if found; some charges may be cancelled.
  • Charges may be negotiable if you supply an acceptable replacement. Contact the owning library for details.

Bills are sent to you by the University of Maryland Student Financial Services and Cashiering. Once received, you can mail a check or pay online through one of the following portals: 

Please note that unpaid bills could result in:

  • blocked library privileges.
  • blocked course registration.
  • blocked graduation.
  • blocked transcript requests.
  • bills being sent to a collection agency.
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