Fines

Payment

Fine payments may be made at Wilson, Walter, Bio-Medical, or Magrath Library in any of the following ways.

Pay By Check
  • Pay in person, or mail to the Fines Office (see address right).
  • Please make checks payable to the University of Minnesota
  • There is a $25 charge for all returned checks.

Pay By Credit Card
  • Pay in person, or mail a completed Credit Card Payment Form to the Fines Office (see address right).
  • Call us Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm at 612-624-3321. Please have your credit card number and expiration date ready.

Transfer Your Fines (currently enrolled students only)
  • Request in person, or mail a completed Fines Transfer Request to the Fines Office (see address right).
  • Overdue fines not paid after thirty days will automatically be transferred to your student account.

Loan Period
Regular Rate
Recall Rate
1 Week Loan - 13 Week Loan

$0.50/day
$1.00/day
1 Day Loan

3 Day Loan

ILL Material
$1.00/hour

$1.00/day

$3.00/day
-

$1.00/day

$1.00/day
3 Hour Loan

$1.00/hour
-
Carrel Assigned

$3.00/day
-

Overdue materials will be subject to overdue fines, replacement costs, and a $15 processing fee ($30 for ILL items). Students will be blocked from borrowing library materials when unpaid fines and fees reach $10 or more. Faculty and staff are blocked when unpaid fees reach $250 or more. Additionally users are blocked from borrowing when they have not responded to Library notices or have unresolved issues such as overdue materials, unreturned recalled books or address problems.

Academic Holds

The University of Minnesota Libraries places a hold on users academic records (meaning that students cannot register for University courses, get official or unofficial transcripts, or receive diploma) under two circumstances:
  1. When library fines exceed $100
  2. When library materials are not returned

Holds on academic records are removed when library fines are paid and when library materials are returned. Please contact the owning library with questions and concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if...

Contact Fines Staff:

110 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 612-624-3321
Email: fines@umn.edu


For questions about fines accrued on Bio-Medical Library or Law Library materials contact those libraries directly.