Overdue Policy and Procedures

If you have received a late fee or have questions about our policy and procedures, please be aware that:

  • an information sheet on how to renew items and check due dates is included when patrons check out
  • patrons can call the Library at (317) 940-9227 to check due dates and make renewals
  • patrons can check due dates, renew materials, etc., online, using the My Library Card function on our homepage
  • the library emails patrons courtesy e-mail reminders that their items are overdue
  • if you do not own a personal computer you can monitor your My Library Card account via any of the campus computer labs
  • if a patron returns the items which they were charged for, their accounts will be credited for the replacement fee if it is during the same semester the bill was sent and the item has not yet been reordered by the library.
  • patrons are responsible for all items on their accounts and for any fees incurred by those loans.

Replacement Costs

Patrons are billed for lost materials based on the type of material lost.

Type of Item Replacement Cost
Browsing Collection Book $25
General Collection Book $100
CD $55
DVD $55
Score $75
Bound Periodical $100
*Other Cost varies based on purchase price

*Other includes such materials as laptop computers, room keys, etc. The cost billed is based on the cost of the item and may vary from several hundred to several thousand dollars.

Account Holds

Students who fail to pay their replacement fees for lost or damaged items may be subject to having an Administrative Hold placed on their Student Account.

Waiving Late Fees

It is our policy to only waive late fees in extenuating circumstances (e.g., death of a loved one, medical emergency, etc.). These are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Evening Circulation Assistant. If you have any questions regarding this policy or a late fee that you may have received please contact:


Last updated July 1, 2014.