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Library Policies: Overdue & Lost Materials

Overdue & Lost Library Materials Policy

Bring Back the Books!Overdue fines for materials checked out to students accrue at 5¢ per day, with a maximum fine of $2.00 per item.

Materials from the Reserve collection accrue fines of 25¢ per day, with a maximum of $2.00 per item.

Overdue fines for materials checked out to community patrons accrue at 10¢ per day, with a maximum fine of $3.00 per item.

The replacement cost for each item is based on the current cost for the item, with an additional processing fee for the cost of making an item shelf-ready. Any exceptions to the replacement cost policy will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

MWCC students who have MWCC library materials that are overdue for four weeks or more will be billed for a replacement cost. These students will have a hold on their school records. Transcripts, grades, and/or diplomas will be held until the material is either returned or replaced. Students will not be allowed to register for the following semester if they have a hold on their record.


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