Fines

The fine system is used by the library to encourage maximum accessibility to materials. Fines accrue during all hours the library is open. Fine invoices are mailed directly to the borrower.  Payments can be made online via myWSU or in person at the Cashier's desk in the Cougar Center located on the upper level of the Student Services Center (VSSC)

Questions or problems about a particular fine may be directed to the Circulation Desk.

Fine Information

Books (Including Summit and ILL)

Overdue fine of $.50 per day per item to a maximum overdue fine of $10.  At max, a bill is sent adding a $15.00 service charge and a $100 replacement fee.  ILL books are billed with a replacement fee of $200.

Media Material

Overdue fine of $2.00 per day to maximum overdue fine of $20.  At max, a bill is sent adding a $15.00 service charge and a $300 replacement fee.

Laptops and Chargers

Overdue fine of $5.00 per day to maximum overdue fine of $20.  At max, a bill is sent adding a $15.00 service charge and a $500 laptop replacement cost.

Reserves: 2 hour

Overdue fine of $2.00 per day to maximum overdue fine of $20.  At max, a bill is sent adding a $15.00 service charge and a $100 replacement fee.

Reserves: 1 day, 3 day, and 7 day items

Overdue fine of $2.00 per day to maximum overdue fine of $20.  At max, a bill is sent adding a $15.00 service charge and a $100 replacement fee.

Miscellaneous (equipment, markers, etc.)

Fines and other charges vary.  Please direct your questions to Dena Madrid, Circulation & Reserves Supervisor, 360-546-9685, dena.madrid@wsu.edu.