Due to COVID-19, we will not charge any new overdue fines. Additionally, no existing fines will be transferred to student accounts. Long overdue materials may accrue lost item replacement fees. If you have concerns, please contact fines@umn.edu.


Fine payments may be made at Wilson, Walter, Health Sciences, or Magrath Libraries 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, by phone, 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, by phone, via e-mail (to fines@umn.edu), or mail a completed fines transfer request to the Fines Office (see address right).


Overdue fines not paid 30 days after bill date will automatically be transferred to your student account.

Loan period
Regular rate
Recall rate
1 week loan - 13 week loan
3 day loan

1 day loan

3 hour loan




Interlibrary Loan (ILL) material
Graduate carrel

Overdue materials will be subject to overdue fines, replacement costs, and a $15 processing fee ($15 for ILL items). Students, faculty, and staff will be blocked from borrowing library materials when unpaid fines and fees reach $10 or more. All 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.

Refunds are given for replacement charges only for library materials returned within 3 months from the payment date in good condition.

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

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