Fines & Fees

All library fines may be paid at the Dimond Library Circulation Desk.

If you received a bill containing library fines and have a question, please contact our Billing Supervisor at (603) 862-3887.

You can appeal a library fine by filling out a fine appeal form and returning the form to the address indicated.

Books

  • Overdue fines (not recalls) and late renewals: $5 per item when more than 10 days overdue
  • Recall fines: $10 per item when not returned by the adjusted due date as indicated by email or standard mailing. There is no grace period for recalled items. See more about recalling items.
  • Clerical fees: $20 per item processed as lost by Billing
  • Replacement cost - may be equitable to the cost to purchase a replacement, or to the cost to purchase the original item, or the default cost assigned to that item.
  • Additional charges – assessment at the discretion of the Billing Supervisor for material returned damaged by: water, ink, pets, other.

Course Reserves

  • Overdue fines: $1/hour for most items, up to a maximum of $50
  • Replacement cost - may be equitable to the cost to purchase a replacement, or to the cost to purchase the original item, or the default cost assigned to that item.

Laptops

  • Overdue fines: $5/hour or fraction of one hour, up to a maximum of $50.
  • Broken laptop cord: $5
  • Additional charges – assessment at replacement cost for any broken or missing components upon return of the laptop.

Multimedia: DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks

  • Overdue fines (not recalls) and late renewals: $5 per item for DVDs more than 3 days overdue, $5 per item for CDs and audiobooks more than 10 days overdue
  • Recall fines: $10 per item when not returned by the adjusted due date as indicated by email or standard mailing. There is no grace period for recalled items. See more about recalling items.
  • Clerical fees: $20 per item processed as lost by Billing
  • Replacement cost - may be equitable to the cost to purchase a replacement set, or the cost to purchase a replacement piece, or to the cost to purchase the original item, or the default cost assigned to that item.
  • Overdue headphones: 50 cents/hr or fraction of one hour
  • Overdue media reserves: $1/hr or fraction of one hour, up to a maximum of $50.

Periodicals

  • Overdue fines and late renewals: $5 per item when more than 4 days overdue
  • Replacement cost - may be equitable to the cost to purchase a replacement set, or the cost to purchase a replacement volume
  • Clerical fees : $20 per item processed as lost by Billing
  • Additional fees : $20 commonly added to the replacement cost as a locator fee