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My book is late. How much am I being charged per day?

Like many things in the UCB Library, this all depends on the item in question and on the borrowing policies of the library you checked it out from (some charge daily fees, some don't). For two-hour reserve items, fines are $2.50 for every 20 minutes overdue, but regularly circulating items are charged a flat $10 processing fee on top of replacement costs after the item has reached the billing stage - a bill warning will be generated when your second (14-day) overdue notice has been issued. Also, your borrowing privileges will be blocked until the item is returned. In other words, there is not necessarily a daily charge for your overdue item, but blocked privileges and a flat $10 fee once the book has reached the billing stage.

You can renew items online in OskiCat to avoid overdue charges. If your item is damaged or lost, a borrower may replace lost or damaged materials with copies acceptable to the lending library. Arrangements should be made with the lending library before a replacement is purchased. The Library offers advice on how to find replacements for lost library books and serials.

Replacement costs ($150 default/book or the actual cost of the item, which ever is higher) and processing fees are charged for overdue materials that are not returned. Unpaid bills are forwarded to a collection agency. Direct all questions about bills, and blocked or revoked privileges to the Privileges Desk (Doe Library, floor 1). Staff may be also be contacted by phone, 510-642-3403, or e-mail privdesk@library.berkeley.edu.




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