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Fines

Fines accrue from the due date, however they are not collected until they reach $1.00 (4 days overdue).

All borrowers except Faculty and Staff are responsible for Library fines. Regular loans are charged at $0.25 per day. Reserves are charged at $0.25 per hour, or $6 per day, with no grace period.

Beginning May 14 2012, patrons who owe $10.00 or more, or who have one or more "Lost" items charged to their library account will be automatically blocked. This block will prevent the patron from checking out library materials, from renewing library materials, or remotely accessing the library's databases. This block will be removed once full payment is made by the patron, or the "Lost" items are returned and any remaining fines are paid. Partial payments are not accepted.

Also beginning on May 14th 2012, the University Library will place University (Academic) blocks on UCF student accounts under the following conditions-

  • Student owes a total balance of $50.00 or more and for whom a part or all of that balance is more than 30 days past due.
  • Special circumstances at the discretion of the Circulation Department Head or Library Administration.

The University (Academic) block will be placed on grades, transcripts, graduation, and registration. This block will be removed once full payment is made by the patron or all "Lost" items are returns and any remaining fines are paid. Partial payments are not accepted.

All library charges that were billed BEFORE July 7, 2006 must be paid:

Questions about payment of fines billed BEFORE July 7, 2006 should be directed to the Student Accounts Office. Make checks payable to UCF.

All library charges that are billed AFTER July 7,2006 will need to be paid:

  • At the Library by check or UCF Smart Card
    • Beginning May 14th 2012, UCF students, employees, and other UCF affiliated patrons with an active UCF Smart Card must pay by check or by their UCF Smart Card.
    • Community patrons without a UCF Smart Card or Library copy card may pay by check or cash-- the Library can NOT accept any denomination larger then a $20 dollar bill.
    • The Library does not accept credit or debit payment.
    • via U.S. mail by sending check payment (NEVER send cash)  made payable  UCF Libraries to:
University of Central Florida
Library Circulation
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando, FL 32816-2666

Questions about payment of fines billed AFTER July 7, 2006 should be directed to the John C. Hitt Library Circulation Desk. Make checks payable to UCF Libraries.

The John C. Hitt Library will not accept the return of "Lost" Library materials more than 30 days after payment has been made to the library, i.e. a refund of payment will only be available up to 30 days after payment to the Library. After that point we will not accept return of the item(s) (except as a donation). Return of items for which the debt has been transferred to University Collections will not be accepted in the Library at any time before or after payment.

Beginning May 14 2012, patrons who owe $10.00 or more, or who have one or more "Lost" items charged to their library account will be automatically blocked. This block will prevent the patron from checking out library materials, from renewing library materials, or remotely accessing the library's databases. This block will be removed once full payment is made by the patron, or the "Lost" items are returned and any remaining fines are paid. Partial payments are not accepted.

Also beginning on May 14th 2012, the University Library will place University (Academic) blocks on UCF student accounts under the following conditions-

  • Student owes a total balance of $50.00 or more and for whom a part or all of that balance is more than 30 days past due.
  • Special circumstances at the discretion of the Circulation Department Head or Library Administration.

The University (Academic) block will be placed on grades, transcripts, graduation, and registration. This block will be removed once full payment is made by the patron or all "Lost" items are returns and any remaining fines are paid. Partial payments are not accepted.

 

Student, Special Borrowers, Community Borrower, and other patron debts will be transferred to University Collections under the following circumstances:

  • Patron owes a total balance of $100 or more and for whom a part all of that balance is more than 180 days past due.
  • Special circumstances at the discretion of the Circulation Department Head or Library Administration.

At this point UCF Libraries will no longer accept payment for the debt or accept the return of "Lost" items included in that debt.

  • Normal cash register hours are as follows:

    • Spring and Fall Semesters

      • Sundays-Thursdays   8:00 am - 10:00 pm

      • Fridays                     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

      • Saturdays                9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Summer sessions, semester breaks, and intercessions:
    • Cash registers close one hour before the library closes
  • No change can be provided on weekends-- exact change only.
  • Staffing shortages or changes may result in the registers closing early or not being open; please call ahead (407-823-2580) to confirm that registers are open.

Last updated August 22, 2014 11:06:11 AM

How do I appeal charges for overdue, damaged, or overdue items?

Have Questions? Contact us at (407) 823-5289 or by email at libbills@mail.ucf.edu.

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