Answered By: Jolanda-Pieta (Joey) van Arnhem M.F.A., M.L.I.S.
Last Updated: May 10, 2017     Views: 429

You cannot appeal a fine because of:


  • A lack of knowledge of our policies (borrowing policy)
  • Being out of town
  • Failure to receive library notices of any kind
  • Failure to notify the library and Cougar Card Services of a lost Cougarcard/library card in a timely manner
  • Checking out books for someone else

Before disputing your fine, remember that:

  • All books are stamped as patrons checkout at the Circulation desk or they receive a date due receipt from the self-check printer at the time of check-out. It is the patron’s responsibility to know when all items are to be returned.
  • You are responsible for any library materials checked out on your record, even if your card has been lost or stolen.
  • Failure to log out of the Self Check-Out Machine after its use may leave your record open for others to check-out items on your card, for which you are responsible.

If you feel that you have a valid fine dispute claim, complete the fine dispute form and the Library will be in touch with you.

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