The Schneider Music Library levies fines as a means of "strongly encouraging" borrowers to return items on-time, which allows fair and timely access for everyone.
When library items are not returned, library holds are placed on student records. This means you cannot register, nor receive grades & transcripts until you have returned/renewed overdue items and paid any outstanding fines.
Click here to see the fine schedule for items belonging to the Alkek library.
Fines can be paid by the following means:
A borrower is responsible for lost or damaged materials. (We allow for normal wear-and-tear.) Charges for lost materials include the material cost and a processing fee of $5.00 per item. If the borrower finds and returns the item at a later time, a refund will be processed (minus processing fee). For damaged materials, a repair cost as determined by the library will be charged.
Sorry, we do not allow borrowers to replace items on their own, although we appreciate the intention.
Although faculty and staff are not charged overdue fines, they are responsible for paying the replacement cost (plus $5.00 processing fee per item) for lost, damaged, or unreturned materials, including those charged by proxy.