Overdue Books, Lost/Stolen Books, and Fines

Fines & Fees

Student library charges are transferred to University Billing on a monthly basis. As a result, library debts are included on students’ University bills and may result in a ‘hold’ on a student’s record. Prior to being transferred to University Billing, fines will be viewable through the View Your Own Record function in My Catalog.

Recent charges that have not yet been sent to University Billing and all non-student charges can be paid online with a debit or credit card. Patrons may pay fines here. If paying overdue fines please choose the Library Fines option and if paying for lost items please choose the Book Replacement option. Once any charges have been transferred, student payments can be made at Student Financial Services located at Room 75 North Brookings Hall or payments can be mailed to University Billing P.O. Box 14627 St. Louis, MO 63150-4627

Pay Fines & Fees

Details for library charges, past and present, are always available upon request from at the Olin Library help desk. You can also email us at circ@wumail.wustl.edu.

Additional notes:

Lost/Stolen Books and Replacement Charges

Olin Library holds borrowers financially responsible for all library material checked out on their accounts. Borrowers are responsible for notifying the Circulation Unit immediately if library material is lost or stolen. To speak with a member of the Circulation Unit, borrowers may visit the Check-out Desk at Olin Library, call 314-935-5420, or e-mail circ@wumail.wustl.edu. The Circulation staff will assist borrowers in resolving their accounts or direct questions and concerns to the Circulation Librarian.

Charges for lost and stolen library material are intended to help Olin Library replace the material and make it available for future use. A non-refundable $15.00 processing fee is charged in addition to the replacement cost. Replacement costs vary for Washington University’s material. MOBIUS items have a replacement cost of $100.00 and a $20.00 processing fee.

Payment by the borrower in no way implies transfer of ownership of library property. Unreturned items remain the property of the library. If the borrower finds and returns the material in good condition after paying for the material, the replacement cost will be refunded or credited, but the processing fee will remain.

Fines & Fees Schedule

Library Books Recalled Books Hourly Reserve Day Reserve Journals Videos/ DVDs CDs/ Cassettes Lost Books
Art & Architecture $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $100 + $15 fee= $115
Brown School $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $45 + $15 fee= $60
Business $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 N/A N/A N/A $45 + $15 fee= $60
Chemistry N/A N/A $.60/hour N/A N/A N/A N/A $45 + $15 fee= $60
Earth & Planetary Sciences $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 N/A N/A N/A $120 + $15 fee= $135
East Asian $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 N/A N/A $45 + $15 fee= $60
Law N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A $100 + $25 fee= $125
Music $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $45 + $15 fee= $60
Olin (Main) $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $45 + $15 fee= $60
Physics $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 N/A N/A N/A $100 + $15 fee= $115
West Campus $.20 $.40 $.60/hour $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $45 + $15 fee= $60