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Circulation Policies

Who Can Borrow What and For How Long

Overdue, lost, or damaged items

Students, please be kind to your classmates and return material on or before its due date.  While you are not assessed fines for overdue materials, you will receive continual reminder notices until the item is returned.  If overdue material is not returned within four weeks, you will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a $20 billing fee.  

If an item is lost or damaged, you will be charged the replacement cost of the item, plus a fee. For items which are declared lost before they are overdue, the patron will be charged the replacement cost plus a $5 processing fee. For items which have been billed after being 4 weeks overdue, the patron will be charged the replacement cost plus a $20 processing fee/maximum overdue fine.

If a patron responds to a fine notice indicating that the item has been returned, the Library will investigate and will waive all related fines if the fine is the result of a Library error.

Des Moines University Library
library@dmu.edu
515-271-1537