Fines/Lost Books Policies

Overdue fines accrue at a daily rate. If an item is more than 30 days overdue, it will be declared lost, and patrons will be billed for the full replacement cost for the material plus the accrued overdue fines. The list below outlines the University of West Florida Libraries' policies and fines regarding late and lost library materials.

Material Type
(by collection)
Overdue Fines Replacement Fees
Monographs
(Including Dissertations)
.25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine $75.00 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Monographs
(recalled by another patron)
$0.50 per day for recalled items, up to a $30 maximum (If the book is not returned within 30 days from the recall due date, a $75.00 will be charged in addition to the overdue and recall fines.)
Paperbacks
(Leisure Reading)
.25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine $12.75 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Juvenile Collection .25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine $12.75 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Professional Studies Library Materials .25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine Check with Professional Studies Librarian
Government Documents .25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine $11.50 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Bound Journals .25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine $100 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Current Journals .25¢ per day/per book up to $8 maximum fine Fees vary, check with Serials Librarian
Permanent Reserves .25¢ per day/per book up to $12 maximum fine $75.00 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Course Reserves Materials checked out on an hourly basis, $4 per day, up to $12 maximum fine

Materials checked out on a daily basis, $4 per day, up to a $12 maximum fine

Materials checked out on a weekly basis, $4 per day, up to a $12 maximum fine
Replacement fees vary according to material type. Check with Circulation Librarian.
DVD/VHS $0.25 per day/per item, up to $12 maximum fine $75.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
Audio Books $0.25 per day/per item, up to $12 maximum fine $75.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
Laptops $1.20 per hour $1350.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
Daily Carrel Keys $1.20 per hour $55 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Semester Carrel Keys $12.00 per day $55 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Headphones $1.20 per hour $20 per item
(plus accrued overdue fines)
Kindles $10 per day $240.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
iPads $12 per day  $660.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
Digital Camera $12 per day $790.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
HD Camcorder $12 per day $710.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
GoPro Camera $12 per day $420.00 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
CAT5 Ethernet Cables $4 per day $5 per item
TI-84 Calculators $1.20 per hour $100 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
LCD Projector $12 per day $1500 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
Tripods $12 per day $40 per item per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
SMART Board Accessories $1.20 per hour $165 per item (plus accrued overdue fines)
SkyLab Equipment $1.20 per hour Replacement costs vary; contact Circulation for exact costs.

 

Where do I pay?

Fines may be paid in person or by mail at the Cashier's Office (Bldg. 20), University of West Florida, 11000 University Parkway, Pensacola, FL 32514. Fines may also be paid online through MyUWF.

Replacing a Lost Book

If it is more cost effective, patrons may purchase a replacement copy of the lost book as long as it is the same edition or newer and in the same format.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions regarding a library fine, please call the Circulation Accounts Coordinator at (850-474-2414) or email us. If you feel you have been billed in error, please complete the Fine Appeal Form.

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