Answered By: Reference and Research Desk
Last Updated: Nov 07, 2016     Views: 27

All borrowers are responsible for items borrowed on their Library cards. Do not lend your card or the items you borrow to someone else. You must notify the Library right away if your University ID card is lost or stolen.

All material signed out from the Library is subject to overdue fines. Fine rates vary from 25¢ per day per item for most material to a $1.00 per hour for in-demand Reserve items. Overdue items recalled for another borrower are fined at the rate of $1.25 per day.

An accumulation of fines will mean that your borrowing privileges are suspended, and may cause the loss of other University privileges. Students with significant fines will be unable to register for courses, and may lose their right to graduate until the fines are paid.

You can pay fines or lost-book bills incurred at other Novanet libraries at SMU. We will transfer the fine to the library to which it is owed. We do prefer that students who lose library material settle their accounts directly with the owning library.

Our system does send emails regarding overdue materials, but it is good practice to check your library account to keep track of any due dates on material you have borrowed, and to learn of any amounts owing. Staff at the Circulation Desk will be pleased to show you how to access your account and to discuss any payment issues with you. You can drop by the desk, call 420-5547 or email