Library fines occur when:

  • Books, reserve items, videos or other library materials are returned or renewed after the due date.
  • Items overdue for 50 days or more are assumed to be lost and your account will be billed for the replacement cost plus a service charge.  At this time a hold is also placed on grades, transcripts and registration.
  • The University turns unpaid accounts over to a collection agency after 1 year.  An additional 30% collections charge will be added to all accounts handled by the Collection Agency.

Loan Periods

Late Fines

Renew Online

28-Day Books

$0.25 per day

Yes / 3 Times

14-Day Books

$0.50 per day

Yes / 1 Time

Overnight Items

$1.00 per hour


Reserve Items $1.00 per hour No

1 Week

$0.50 per day


(1 week)

$0.50 per day



$10.00 per day

Yes / 1 Time

Laptops, iPads $10.00 per hour


Calculators $1.00 per hour No

Recalled items are fined at a rate of $2.50 per day regardless of loan period.

Lost or Damaged Materials are charged at the current replacement cost plus a $25.00 service charge.


Where do I pay my fines: 

Charges can be paid either via CASHNet (students only via myCSUSTAN) or at the Cashier's Office in the Mary Stuart Rogers Building (MSR 100).  If you have questions about your account you may contact the Library Circulation Department during regular business hours by calling  (209) 667-3234.