Libraries

Overdues and Fines

Courtesy reminders are sent via e-mail 7 days before an item is due.

If the item has not been returned, overdue notices are automatically e-mailed one day, two weeks, and four weeks after the due date. After 4 weeks the grace period ends, and a $10 non-refundable processing fee is assessed to the user’s university account.

Charges for a lost book begin at $75, though this may be waived if the user returns the book or provides an acceptable replacement copy in its place.

Failure to return materials will eventually result in additional penalties, regardless of user status (student, faculty, staff, retiree, local user):

  • suspension of library privileges, meaning nothing new can be borrowed
  • a hold on user’s university account, preventing registration, graduation, transcripts, etc.


  • Privileges will be reinstated when you return the item.

    We would always rather have the book than the money!



    Questions concerning overdues and fines should be addressed to:

    Alonso Rubio
    Overdues & Fines Coordinator
    AO-Rubio@wiu.edu
    309/298-2705
    Greg Phelps
    Unit Supervisor
    GW-Phelps@wiu.edu
    309/298-2759