Overdue Materials Fines

Course Reserve Materials

  • 4 hour and overnight loans – 5 cents per minute, to a maximum of $100 per item
  • 3 day loans – $20 per day, to a maximum of $100 per item

Recalled Materials

  • $1 per day after the recall due date, to a maximum of $30 per item

Interlibrary Loans

  • $1 per day after due date, to a maximum $15 per item

Audio-Visual Materials

  • Items are fined at the rate of $5 per day, to a maximum $15 per item
  • Overdue headphones are fined at the rate of 25 cents per hour, to a maximum $15 per item

Group Study and Centre for Students with Disabilities Study Rooms

  • 5 cents per minute, to a maximum of $100 per item

All Other Materials

  • 25 cents per day to a maximum of $15 per item

Replacement Charges

  • When a borrowed item is 60 days overdue, lost item and processing charges will be posted to the patron's account
  • The minimum replacement charge is $75 but there is no maximum; charges for items vary among the TUG Libraries 
  • In addition to the replacement charge, the borrower is charged a $35 processing fee
  • Refunds for lost items will be issued in accordance with the practice at each TUG Library
  • When a refund is issued, the overdue fine will be imposed
  • The approximate replacement charge for a laptop is $1200 

How to Pay Library Accounts

  • Library accounts can be paid at the Ask Us desk at the McLaughlin Library
  • Payments can be made in person using either cash, debit, cheque, VISA or Mastercard; or by telephone at 519-824-4120  ext. 53618  (VISA or MasterCard only)
  • Payments by cheque made out to the University of Guelph can also be sent by mail to:
    Access Services
    McLaughlin Library
    University of Guelph
    50 Stone Road East
    Guelph, Ontario
    N1G 2W1
    Note: Please ensure you include your ID number on the cheque.

Suspended Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges will be suspended for any borrower who has:

  • One or more overdue recalled books
  • One or more overdue reserve items
  • $30 or more owing in outstanding accounts

Marks Not Released

  • Marks, diplomas, and tuition refunds may be withheld for students who owe $30 or more in outstanding accounts and who have owed this amount for more than 30 days.

Theft and Vandalism

  • Theft and vandalism of library materials are subject to prosecution
  • All such cases are referred to the Campus Police for action

Account Disputes

  • Enquire at the Ask Us desk
  • Reply to email notices you receive from the Library