Answered By: Josh Denby
Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017     Views: 505

Although the Interlibrary Loan department (ILL) does not charge traditional overdue fines, any fees, fines, or associated costs charged to us by the lending library will be passed on to the user.  ILL also reserves the right to charge patrons processing fees to cover staff time and other expenses related to overdue materials.

 Each week, patrons with overdue materials are sent an overdue notice via email. 

When an item is 3 weeks overdue, the patron is blocked from requesting or checking out any additional ILL materials.

When an item is 6 weeks overdue, a stop is placed in PeopleSoft for the full replacement cost of the item, plus a non-refundable $25 processing fee.

When billed items are returned, the patron’s PeopleSoft account will be credited the cost of the item, but the $25 processing fee(s) will remain.

 If an item is 3 weeks or more overdue and is discovered to be an assigned textbook,  the patron will be charged a non-refundable $25 processing fee for each additional week that the item is overdue. If an assigned textbook is 6 weeks overdue, the patron will be charged the full replacement cost of the item. This charge is also non-refundable.

Patrons who repeatedly keep materials past the due date can lose their ILL privileges. 

For more information on Interlibrary Loan, please visit http://info.lib.uh.edu/services/interlibrary-loan