Overdues & Fines
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Loan regulations help ensure that all users have fair access to Kwantlen Polytechnic University Library's collection. Fines are charged for overdue materials to encourage borrowers to return items on time so others can use them.
All Library notices are emailed to your KPU email account.
1st Notice: the day after the item is due.
2nd Notice: 4 days after the item is due.
3rd Notice: 7 days after the item is due.
Once an item is 8 days overdue, it will be assumed lost and the patron will be automatically billed the replacement cost for the item. Overdue fines will continue to accumulate. If the item is returned promptly and in good condition, the replacement cost bill will be cancelled but overdue fines will still be charged.
Fines & Bills Not Paid
Failure to return library material or failure to pay fines, damage or replacement costs will result in the loss of library privileges.
Borrowing is denied for outstanding amounts of $25 or more.
For students, transcripts, diplomas certificates or citations may be withheld.
Unpaid accounts may be sent to a Collection Agency.
- Hourly fines are calculated 24 hours a day.
- Fines do not accrue for dates the library is closed.
|Item||Rate per item|
|Books, journals, music CDs and all general collection materials||$0.50/day for first 7 days then fines increase to $2/day|
|Course reserves||2 & 4 hour loans: $2/hour. All other loan periods: $5/day.|
|DVDs, videos||$2/day. Please note at Cloverdale some DVDs and videos are 2hour loans with a fine rate of $2/hour.|
|Study room keys||$2/hour|
|Interlibrary loans||$0.50/day for first 7 days then fines increase to $2/day|
|OVERDUE||Fine for material returned late|
|RESERVEOVD||Fine for Course Reserve material returned late|
|AV_DAMAGE||Bill for item returned withe extensive damage and cannot be put back into the Library collection.|
|AV_LOST_EQ||Replacement cost bill for KPU equipment.|
|AV_LOST_PT||Bill for lost KPU equipment parts.|
|CLAIMS_RET||Bill for item that was claimed returned but not found by the Library.|
Bill for either:
|FINAL_BILL||Replacement cost bill for Library material. If found, the Library will not accept the material back. Bill must be paid.|
|LOST||Bill for item reported lost to the Library or for an item that is assumed lost by the Library.|
Fine Payment & Disputes
You can pay your fines by credit card. Here's how!
If you are dissatisfied with the response from your Library Borrowing and Fines Disputes submission, you may appeal to the University Librarian, Todd Mundle at Todd.Mundle@kpu.ca.
If resolution is not reached at this stage, you may request reconsideration of the decision via KPU Policy AD2 Complaints about Instruction, Services, Employees or University Policy.