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Library Fines

Fine Schedule for Overdue/Lost Items
Regular loans: 50 cents/day up to a maximum of $16 per item
Recalled items: $10.00/day after the recall due date up to a maximum of $100 per item
Reserves $5.00/hour up to a maximum of $100 per item
Laptops $10.00/day up to a maximum of $50 per item
iPads $10.00/day up to a maximum of $50 per item
Lost Items Replacement cost of item + $25 administration fee
Exceptions: iPad = $830 & Laptop = $150 (+ $25 administration fee for each)
Most items are declared lost 32 days after their due date. However, reserves are declared lost 3 days after their due date.

Overdue fines are charged to encourage the timely return of library materials. This ensures fair and equal access to library resources for all library patrons.

If you wish to appeal your fine, please contact the Archer Library Help Desk. Note: The following will not be accepted as reasons for disputing fines on your account:

  • Ignorance of library policies
  • Forgetting due dates
  • Not renewing on time
  • Not receiving a courtesy or overdue notice
  • Inability to renew online
  • Borrowed the item for another person
  • Item returned late by another person
  • Not returning recalled items because you were away from campus
  • Library was closed

If your fines and lost charges reach $50.00 or more you will be blocked from borrowing library materials.

If we have your email address you will be sent a courtesy notice 7 days before your books are due. An overdue notice will be emailed 1 day after the due date to remind you to return your books, or renew them before you receive a Fines and Fees notice listing amounts owed.

The Library does not accept purchased replacements of lost items.

Archer fines and lost fees are payable by contacting the Archer Library Help Desk. They can be paid with cash, cheque, Interac, Visa,  Mastercard or American Express. Library fines for Campion, Luther, and First Nations University of Canada are paid separately at each library.

After 50 days outstanding fines will be referred to the University of Regina Financial Services Office for collection.  Financial Services will block registration, convocation and release of credits until outstanding fines have been paid.

For more information, contact the Archer Library Help Desk.