Charges for Overdue & Lost Materials

Lost Books

Materials that are checked out and not returned to the Law Library are considered lost.  The charge for lost library materials is an item charge of $75.00, the cost of the book or the replacement cost of the book, whichever is higher, plus a processing fee of $25.00. The processing fee reflects the value of the time expended by the Public Services Department, Acquisitions, and Technical Services in retrieving or replacing the lost volume.

Graduating Law Students

In the second two weeks of April overdue notices will be sent to all the law students who have overdue books. A letter will be sent to graduating law students explaining that if books are not returned, a hold will be placed on their transcripts. A list of the law students who have not returned materials to the law library will be sent to the Dean of Students before the end of the month. This will result in a hold being placed on the student's transcripts.

Graduating Non-Law Students

In late March or early April, the University Registrar will send a notice about putting holds on the diplomas of graduating non-law students. Overdue notices will be sent to the non-law students. If non-law students fail to return overdue law library materials a holds forms will be submitted to the University Registrar. This will result in a hold being placed on the student's diploma.