Re: AV fines

Barb Bergman (
Wed, 21 Feb 2001 11:15:07 -0800 (PST)

I think I was the one who asked about fines last. :)

We recently changed our A-V fines for students to $1/day. The max is $10,
the same as for books. Faculty are not fined.
U. of Iowa fines videos at a penny per minute with a $20 max. Faculty are

The $1 fine seems to be working well. i.e., I haven't had to listen to any
whining lately.

If something should be lost the patron would be charged replacement cost
plus $10 processing plus the $10 fine.


At 10:51 AM 2/21/2001 -0800, you wrote:
>Hi All!!
> I know that this concern circulated on this list last summer but I
>need to see what policies, regarding late videocassette returns by
>students, are in place in other academic libraries.
> As it stands now, we charge $1.00 per day per title (no grace
>period) with no ceiling on the fine. There is some concern that this
>may be a bit harsh and a ceiling on AV fines is in order. Any
>Barbara A. Voss
>Audiovisual Services Specialist
>Pennsylvania College of Technology
>One College Avenue
>Williamsport PA 17701
>Phone: 570 320-2400 1-7774
>FAX: 570 327-4503

Barbara J. Bergman Porter Henderson Library
Media Librarian Angelo State University
ph: (915) 942-2313 Box 11013, ASU Station
fax: (915) 942-2198 San Angelo, TX 76909
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