All fines and charges associated with library material will be paid at your campus’ Accounts Receivable office, or by credit card online for those with an OASIS account. Please allow 72 hours for library fines to transfer to Accounts Receivable. Fines/credits do not transfer over the weekends and Friday transactions may not appear on the Banner/OASIS account until Monday.

Fine Amounts Quick Reference

Material TypeFine
Circulating Books / UBorrow, InterLibrary Loan, DVDs / Videos, Scores, CDsLate fines are no longer assessed for these items. If not returned within 45 days past the due date an item will be designated “lost”. Users will be charged a replacement fee and a hold will be placed on their account. When a lost item is returned, the fee will be removed and borrowing rights restored for affiliated users.
General Reserves
(3-hours, 1,3,7-day loans)
$5/hour with a $25 maximum. Item considered lost after 5 hours (full value of book due +fines)
3 hour reserves are overdue after 15 minutes.
After 5 hours laptop billed as lost with a $20 non-refundable processing fee.
Group Study Room KeysFine for overdue room keys is $5.00 / hour. Maximum $25.00 overdue fine.
Fee for a lost key is $100
Digital Media Commons equipment (Cameras, microphones, tripods, etc)$5/hour per item

Recall Fines

After 3 weeks, all books are subject to recall. If a book is recalled, recall due dates supersede the original due date. FINES ARE BASED ON THE RECALL DUE DATE. Recall fee is $.50 per day, IN ADDITION TO ANY REGULAR FINES.

Lost Materials

You are responsible for lost material replacement costs. To avoid additional fine accrual, report any lost materials at our online lost item declaration form. Failure to return or renew overdue materials also results in their being deemed “lost” and billed to you. Whether declared lost or deemed “lost” by default, you will be billed replacement costs for the item and/or any applicable transaction fees or fines.

Dispute a Fine

Payment of Library Fines

Payments made online to USF OASIS/Banner accounts cannot be specifically designated to pay library fines. If you wish to ensure a payment is applied directly to a library fine balance, payments can be made in one of the following ways with a request that the payment be designated for library fines:
  • Pay the fine in person at the Cashier’s office (SVC 1038).
    • Tampa campus: SVC 1038
    • St. Petersburg campus: BAY 132
  • Send payment to the Cashier’s office by mail with a copy of the library invoice.