Fines

Each item you check out will have a due date and time. Due dates may change based on renewals and recall requests. Items not returned or renewed by the due date/time are subject to overdue fines or replacement charges.

  • Borrowing is blocked when fines or charges reach $20.00 or more.
  • Borrowing privileges may be reinstated when outstanding charges are paid.

Stay on top of your items and due dates with My Library Account to avoid library fines.

Appeals

Staff at library service points can help you resolve your fines concerns.  You may be directed to our online appeal form.

I want to check my fines

Log in to My Library Account to see the fines on your account. You will be blocked from borrowing if your library fines reach $20.00 or more.

Renew your items before they are due to avoid fines!

I want to pay my fine

Paying your fine

Outstanding fines can be paid:

  • online by Interac, VISA or MasterCard, here
  • in person by Interac, VISA, MasterCard at the Ask Us Desk
  • in person by cash or cheque at the Ask Us Desk
  • by mail to: University of Victoria Libraries, Mearns Centre - McPherson Library, PO Box 1800 Stn CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 3H5

I have damaged or lost a borrowed item

Damaged items

Please report damaged library items to the Ask Us Desk. Borrowers may be charged a replacement cost, and applicable overdue fines.

An item with an overdue fine of $20.00 will be assumed lost, and a replacement bill will be issued.

Queries regarding fines can be directed to the .

Lost and missing items

Please report lost library items to the Ask Us Desk. Borrowers will be charged a replacement cost, a processing fee, and applicable overdue fines.

An item with an overdue fine of $20.00 will be assumed lost and a replacement bill will be issued.

Questions about lost items and fines can be directed to the .

I have overdue items

Overdue items

Items are due at the hour and/or the day noted, either as specified at the time of loan or renewal or as modified by a recall notice.

Renew your items before they are overdue.

Late return charges

Who do I talk to about my fines?

McPherson Library
Mearns Centre for Learning

250-721-8230

  • Fine negotiations and payments for all items with the exception of materials from the Law Library.
  • Fine payments for interlibrary loan materials.

Diana M Priestly Law Library

Fraser Building, Room 160

250-721-8565

  • Fine negotiations for all Law Library materials

McPherson Library
Mearns Centre for Learning, Room 292

Hours

250-721-8234

  • Fine negotiations for interlibrary loan materials.