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Library Fines and Charges

The library assesses fines and other charges for late, lost, or damaged materials. Please return or renew materials by the due date to avoid late or lost item charges. Three notices are sent the email address on file with the library when an item becomes overdue (to verify email contact 713-221-8186). If you fail to respond to these notices and do not return the borrowed material, you will be charged $70.00 to cover the cost of replacing the material. This happens regardless of whether or not you have received the notice.

Unpaid charges of $10.00 or more may result in loss of borrowing privileges and also prevent you from registering for classes or requesting transcripts. You may be charged full replacement costs for any damaged materials you return, such as books, CDs and DVD packaging. Use the My Account option in the Library Catalog to keep track of borrowed materials, to renew materials before the due date, or to view details about library charges associated with a particular item. Our circulation staff will also be happy to help you by phone at 713-221-8186, or in person at the Circulation Desk (5th Floor North).

If you get an overdue notice for an item you believe was returned, or if you have a question about a fine or library charge, please contact us at 713-221-8186 or email the circulation staff.

Please check My Account to verify your address. You are responsible for items checked out on your library account. Failure to receive a notice is not grounds for dismissal of charges.

 

Paying Fines and Lost Item Charges

In-Person Payment

Due to accounting rules, we cannot accept payments in the library. To pay library charges, request a deposit form at the UHD Library Circulation Desk. Take the deposit form with your payment to the Cashier Office in Room 310-South. Call 713-221-8000 for hours of operation. To update your library account, please return to the Circulation Desk with your receipt from the Cashier.

Online Payment

UHD students can pay library charges online in MyUHD. Students may pay library fines over $10 online by visiting MyUHD, selecting My Payment, and then Pay Holds

 

pay holds

 

To pay fines under $10 online, students must first request fines be added to their e-services account by contacting the Circulation Desk at 713-221-8186. If a library charge is not available in Student e-services, please call 713-221-8186 to request that library staff post the charge to your Student e-services account. Payments to Student e-services will be reflected in your library account within 2-3 business days. To request an immediate update of your library account, call 713-221-8186.

Table of Fines and Charges

Format Late Charges Lost Item Charges
Books
None
charges after 21 days:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: $50.00
Compact Discs
None
charges after 21 days:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: $20.00
DVDs / Videos
$1.00 per day
charges after 5 days:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: $100.00
Scientific Calculator
None
charges after 7 hours:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: $20.00
Graphing Calculator
None
charges after 34 hours:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: $100.00
Study Rooms
$5.00 per hour
charges after 3 days:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
key card replacement fee: $10.00
Cameras / Camcorders
Tripods
$1.00 per day
charges after 5 days:
billing fee: $10.00
processing fee: $10.00
replacement fee: up to $300.00
Reserves: 1-hour
50 cents per hour
charges after 3 days:
see books, compact discs, or videos
Reserves: 2-hour
50 cents per hour
charges after 4 days:
see books, compact discs, or videos
Reserves: 4-hour
50 cents per hour
charges after 4 days:
see books, compact discs, or videos
Reserves: 1-day
50 cents per day
charges after 2 days:
see books, compact discs or videos
Reserves: 3-day
50 cents per day
charges after 2 days:
see books, compact discs, or videos

 

 

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W.I. Dykes Library • University of Houston-Downtown
One Main Street • Houston, Texas 77002
Information 713-221-8187 • Circulation 713-221-8186

 

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Last updated or reviewed on 3/27/14

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