Answered By: Ken Fujiuchi
Last Updated: Oct 23, 2018     Views: 0

Overdue Fines

Patrons assume the responsibility of keeping track of due dates and returning materials on time. As a courtesy, patrons will be notified after an item becomes overdue.

  • Failure to receive a notice does not exempt patrons from fines.
  • Unpaid fines can result in suspension of borrowing privileges, cancellation of registration, blocked transcripts, and delayed graduation.
  • Overdue and other fines can be paid using cash, credit card or Bengal Bucks.
Item Cost
Books $0.50 per day to a maximum of $15.00
Media $0.50 per day to a maximum of $15.00
Equipment Loan $5.00 per day
Recalled Items $2.00 per day
Reserves: 2 hours or overnight $0.50 per hour
Reserves: 3 or 7 days $2.00 per day

Lost or Damaged Materials

Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff are responsible for all materials checked out on their Butler Library account. If an item is lost or damaged, the library should be contacted immediately. An item not returned within 25 days of its due date will be considered lost.

If a book or media item is lost, or damaged beyond repair according to library standards, the borrower will be charged as follows:

  • Replacement cost of $70.00. This amount may be more if an item is of greater value.
  • Processing fee of $20.00.

Any accumulated fines if the item is overdue.

NOTE: This policy does not apply to materials borrowed from other libraries through ILLiad, interlibrary loan. If interlibrary loan materials are lost or damaged, Butler Library honors the policy set by the lending library and will pass on those charges to the borrower.

Change of Address

Patrons are responsible for notifying the library of any change of address or phone number. Address information is not received directly from the Registrar's Office. Failure to notify the library may result in problems when trying to contact patrons regarding holds, overdues, and fines. Failure to receive mail is not grounds for reduction or cancellation of fines.

Suspension of Borrowing Privileges

Library privileges are suspended whenever fines of $10.00 or more have accumulated, or when a bill of replacement has been sent. Privileges will be restored when all fines have been paid.