Patron Services handles overdue fines. You can speak with someone from Patron Services by visiting the Patron Services Desk on the first floor of the Main Library or by calling 517-355-2333.
For more information on overdue fines and lending policies:
Fines and bills are the responsibility of the borrower regardless of being away from campus for breaks between semesters, vacations, exams, illness, car trouble, sabbatical leaves, unread MSU e-mail, late or never-received reminder notices, etc. Fine amounts are not calculated until after material is returned. Material returned after closing is not considered returned until the next day the library is open.
If a borrower owes money, privileges are suspended without notice. Payment may be made by mail (address at the end of these policies), at the Main Library Patron Services Desk, or by calling 517-355-2333 with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover.
No fines are charged for most material in the MSU Libraries, but overdue fines are charged for the following high-demand material items when returned after the due date.
- Reserves: $1.00 per hour. Laptops (available in some branches) and Collaborative Technology Lab material: $6.00/hour. NOTE: Our system considers an item that is one minute overdue to be a full hour overdue. Therefore, the full hourly amount is assessed for any portion of an hour overdue, even one minute.
- Recalled material, software, CDs, records, videos, DVDs, 7-day items: $1 per day.
- Material borrowed from other libraries (interlibrary loan, ILLiad, or MeLCat): $2 per day.