Overdue Items

University Libraries, Unt Policy And Procedure Memorandum.


Information about overdue items, and fines rates for different materials types.

Fines Rates

The following sub-sections detail the standard fines rate for various items owned and lent by the UNT Libraries. Rates are applicable to all UNT students and courtesy card holders.

Regular Circulating Items

  • Regular Circulating Items (Books, Scores, etc.)
  • Juvenile Collection Materials
  • CMC Collection Materials
  • Media: Audio CD/Cassette, CD-ROMs
  • Music: Audio Materials / DVDs

$0.35 per day,
$39.90 maximum fine


  • Current & Bound

$25.00 per day,
$250.00 maximum fine


  • DVD / VHS / Laserdisc
  • Videogames / Tabletop Games
  • Non-Circulating Materials

$2.00 per day,
$100.00 maximum fine

Media Equipment

  • Media Library Equipment
  • Gaming Consoles & Peripherals

$5.00 per day

Reserves with Loan Periods Under 24 hours

  • Reserve Materials: 2 hour
  • Reserve Materials: 2 hour building use only
  • Reserve Materials: 4 hour
  • Reserve Materials: 6 hour
  • Reserve Materials: 24 hour

$2.00 per hour,
$100.00 maximum fine

Multi-Day Reserves Items

  • Reserve Materials: 3 Days
  • Reserve Materials: 7 Days
  • Reserve Materials: 14 Days
  • Reserve Materials: 21 Days

$2.00 per day,
$100.00 maximum fine


  • Laptops

$10.00 per hour (or any portion of an hour), up to $100.00
no grace periods,
see additional info for lost/long overdue/damaged laptops

Factory Items

  • Factory Items: hourly and daily

$10.00 per hour, $10.00 per day


  • An overdue notice will be sent to individuals with overdue material through e-mail when items are 7 days overdue.
  • A second overdue notice will be sent through e-mail when items are 14 days overdue.

Regardless of whether or not these notices are received, it is the borrower’s responsibility to return the material to the Libraries by the dat​e due. The Libraries are not responsible if the notice is not received due to an inaccurate address, if the e-mail is categorized as junk, or if the e-mail address is invalid.

Information For Faculty & Staff

UNT Faculty and Staff are not assessed late fees, but may be assessed fees for lost or damaged items, and may be blocked for un-returned items.

Paying Fines

See this page for details about paying fines, fines waivers, etc.


  • Approved:
  • Revised: 11/1/17

License Information

This Policy: "Overdue Items" by UNT Libraries is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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