Library Fines and Fees

Fines for overdue items

The overdue fine is $0.20 per day for all patrons for a maximum of $15. Items not returned after 30 days will be automatically billed $60. If the item is returned, the $60 will be waived, but you will still have to pay the overdue fine.

ABC Express items are subject to late fees. Interlibrary loan items accrue fines of $0.50 per day up to $25.

For information about late fees on technology checkouts, contact the Tech Desk by phone (828-262-2735).

Fines for recalled items

Fines for recalled items are an additional $0.50 per day. A "recalled" item is an item that someone else has requested. Books can be recalled after being checked out for thirty days. All multimedia items may be recalled after 7 days. Interlibrary loan items are subject to recall.

Pleaae note: Items needed for course reserves are subject to immediate recall.

Fees for lost or damaged items

Fees for lost or damaged items varies depending on the extent of the damage and the cost of the book. The replacement charge for lost items is $60 for all materials.

In most circumstances the library will accept a replacement copy of a lost or damaged book, journal, film, or video in lieu of the replacement cost. In that case, you will be charged a processing fee of $20. The replacement item must be an exact copy or an appropriate subsitute (as determined by library staff) of the same author/title. Mass market paperbacks are not acceptable as replacement copies.

How do I pay fines and fees?

  • Students can pay library fines and fees in person at the Student Accounts office or online through Appalnet. To pay online, log in to your Appalnet account, click the Self-Service tab, then select the Student tab and the Student Accounts link.
  • Faculty and staff must contact the Student Accounts office to arrange payment. If you have completed coursework at Appalachian, you are able to pay online as a student using Appalnet. To pay online, log in to your Appalnet account, click the Self-Service tab, then select the Student tab and the Student Accounts link.
  • Community borrowers and spouses with AppCards make payments at the Library Service Desk on the main floor of Belk Library.

Note: All library fines and fees are transferred to the Student Accounts billing system on a nightly basis.

Questions regarding a library fine or fee? Contact Jason Stamper, the Circulation Services Manager, by phone (828-262-6904) or by email (stamperjs@appstate.edu).