Library Fines Appeal

Appealing a Library Fine

Please fill out this form to appeal a library fine. Your appeal will be evaluated based on the reasons and information you provide. It is important to explain all extenuating circumstances.

Please note that the following are NOT acceptable reasons for appealing a fine:

  • lack of knowledge of loan regulations
  • failing to note due dates
  • failing to renew on time
  • failing to receive reminder notices, either electronically or by mail
  • disagreements regarding the library's loan policies

See Borrowing Materials for detailed information regarding fines. Each individual is responsible for familiarizing themselves with library policies.

You will normally receive a response within 7-10 working days. Many appeals will be resolved more quickly, but an appeal often entails a comprehensive search of book stacks and online records.

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