The University of Kansas Libraries
Charges for Overdue and Lost Short-term and Reserve Loan Items
New Policy Information
Short-term and reserve loan items (ALL items checked out for two weeks or less) are not renewable via the Online Catalog and must be returned to the service desk from which they were checked out by the time due in order to avoid overdue charges. See Returning Library Materials for additional information.
As long as another user has not requested the item and the borrower is in good standing, the borrower may return to the location from which the item was checked out in order to check it out again. The borrower card and the item must be present in order to check out the item again.
Overdue charges for short-term and reserve loan materials are as follows:
Short-term loans of 1 to 14 days: $2.00 per day (or partial day) per item, accruing to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
Reserve loans of any time period:
- Any loan period of 2 or 4 hours with or without overnight loan: $1.00 per hour (or partial hour) per item, accruing to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
- Reserve loans of 1 to 14 days: $4.00 per day (or partial day) per item, accruing to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
When a short-term or reserve loan item becomes 10 days overdue, it will be declared lost, and the borrower will be issued a lost item billing (Fine and Fee Notice) that includes: the cost of the item, a $20.00 processing fee, and the $25.00 maximum overdue charge.
From 31-60 days overdue, if the item is returned in good condition, all charges except the overdue fine will be forgiven.
After 60 days overdue, if the item is returned in good condition, ONLY the lost item charge is removed.
To avoid overdue and lost item charges, promptly return short-term and reserve loan items to the location from which they were checked out.