Below is detailed
information on the Libraries billing policies. Please select your topic to read
All users are responsible for materials borrowed, and for returning and
renewing items on time. For a list of overdue items and fines, log on to
Account (your library borrower ID is located on the back of your DePaul
All borrowers are subject to fines and fees. Faculty members and exempt
employees are only liable for lost item charges and damaged item
Overdue notices are issued as a courtesy to all library users, and not
receiving an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from applicable fines
Overdue fines are assessed for the following items:
||10¢ per day
|All Media Items (ex. DVDs, Video Games)
||$2.00 per day
|Reserves Items (ex. headphones, calculators)
||Varies by loan type*
||$5.00 per day **
|All Recalled Items
||$1.00 per day***
* Hourly reserves are fined $2 per hour, or any portion of an
hour it's overdue.
** See below regarding processing fees.
*** Recalled items must be returned to the library as soon as possible. If a
recalled item is not returned within 10 days, the item will be considered lost.
Recalls for reserves are subject to Lost Item Replacement fees, if the item has
to be Rush ordered to fill the reserve request. In such cases, payment of the
replacement fee does confer ownership of the item to the borrower.
All patrons except faculty and exempt employees are assessed reserve and
The maximum overdue fine for all items is $10.00 ($35 for E-Readers).
Lost Item Processing Fees
A processing fee of $10.00 (**$45.00 for E-Readers) is
assessed once an item has become 30 days overdue (15
days for E-Readers). All borrowers assessed this fee include:
Lost Item Replacement Fees
The maximum fine for an overdue/lost book is $85. If a lost book is
returned, the $75 (or $50) lost item replacement fee will be waived. The
patron will still be responsible for the $10 lost item processing fee
(unless patron is exempt).
Damaged Item Billing
All patrons are subject to damaged item fines. Damaged items fines vary
depending on type of damage including liquid damage, highlighting,
tearing/cutting of pages, and post-it tabs. A processing fee of $10.00 per item
is assessed for all damaged items. Patrons have 30 days from the billing date
to dispute damaged fines. Payment of the replacement fee for damaged items does
not confer ownership of the item to the borrower. The DePaul General
Libraries does not accept replacement copies for damaged items. Patrons are
responsible for damage upon item return.
Please contact the I-Share institution directly with payment inquiries.
DePaul does not accept payments for I-Share fines. Please visit CARLI's list of
I-Share member institutions.
DePaul Rinn Law Library
Please contact the Law Library directly with billing inquiries.
The General Libraries does not accept payment for the Law
Library. Law Library items have barcodes that begin with
DePaul Rinn Law Library: 312.362.8121
DePaul General Libraries
Patrons can pay by personal check/money order, or
credit/debit card only. Patrons may pay fines at the John T. Richardson Library in
Lincoln Park. Patrons may also submit by mail a check/money order, or pay
by credit/debit card over the phone.
To pay by mail please send check/money order to: Attention Billing,
JTR Library-DePaul University, 2350 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL
Patrons have the right to contest fines and fees, and may submit a fine
waiver request. Fine Waiver Requests may require supporting documentation.
Fine Waiver Request forms are available at the Lincoln Park Access Services
Patrons may contact the Lincoln Park Access Services desk at (773)
325-7862 for questions or to submit Credit/Debit card payments by
Library Registration/Transcript Holds
DePaul Library fines in excess of $200 will result in a Registration Hold
and/or a Transcript/Diploma Hold.
I-Share or Interlibrary Loan (ILL) related fines may result in a
Registration and a Transcript/Diploma Hold.
Please contact the Lincoln Park Access Services desk at (773) 325-7862 to
arrange the removal of any Library related Registration and Transcript/Diploma