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Fines & Fees

Fine and Lost Item Information

  • Book Fines: 50 cents per day per item to a maximum of $50.00 per item
  • Media Fines: $2 a day with a maximum of $50.00 per item.

    Library Media Fine Appeal Form

  • Overdue Recalled Item Fines: $4.00 per day, per item; continues to $50.00 maximum per item
  • Overdue Interlibrary Loan Item Fines: $4.00 per day, per item; continues to $50.00 maximum per item
  • Reserve Fines:

    1 Hour, 2 Hour, 3 Hour, and 7 Hour Reserves: $3.00 each hour per item; Maximum $50.00 per item

    1 Day, 2 Day, 3 Day, and 7 Day Reserves: $5.00 per day per item; Maximum $50.00 per item

  • Lost Books: $100.00 replacement fee, $35.00 processing fee
  • Lost Locker Keys: $15.00 replacement fee, $5.00 processing fee
  • Lost Study Room Keys: $50.00 replacement including the processing fee
  • Lost CDs: $100.00 replacement fee, $35.00 processing fee
  • Lost DVDs: $150.00 replacement fee, $35.00 processing fee
  • Replacement copies of lost items are only accepted with special permission from the Collection Management Librarian: Robin Moskal, 410-455-3812
  • If an item you have already returned remains on your library account, a "Claims Returned" can be filed at the Circulation Desk. Claims Returned Procedure

Notices Received from the Library


Fine Notice: Fees can be paid in person at the Circulation Desk by Campus Card, credit card, or check. Fees can also be paid by check via regular mail (see address below). Additionally, fees can be paid by credit card via fax, email attachment, or regular mail (see addresses and fax number below). We are not able to accept cash for payment of fees.

Lost Book Notice: If the item is returned you will only need to pay late fines. See Fine Notice for payment information.

Bill Transfer Notice: When a fine or fee is not paid to the library within 30 days, it is sent to the University Bursar's Office and is no longer payable in the library.

Please note that efforts will be made by email and postal mail to contact patrons concerning outstanding fees; however, it is the patron's responsibility to ensure that the library has accurate contact information on file. The library cannot be held responsible if notices are not received. Updates to contact information may be made at the Circulation desk.

Payment of Fees

Library fees are payable at the Circulation Desk for up to 30 days after the original billing date. Fees can be paid in person at the Circulation Desk by Campus Card, credit card, or check. Fees can also be paid by check via regular mail (see address below). Additionally, fees can be paid by credit card via fax, email attachment, or regular mail (see addresses and fax number below). We are not able to accept cash for payment of fees.

Albin O. Kuhn Library
UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
Phone: 410-455-2354
Fax: 410-455-1153
Email: circlib@lists.umbc.edu

After 30 days, amounts owed to the Library are transferred to the UMBC Bursar's Office and an additional $5.00 service charge is assessed at that time. These payments can be made in person to the Cashier (3rd Floor, Administration) or a check can be mailed to:

Bursar's Office
UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Questions about Library Fees

Contact: Please call 410-455-2354, and ask to speak with the Billing Manager or e-mail circlib@lists.umbc.edu.
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