Answered By: Christine Andresen
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2014     Views: 361

Joyner and Music Libraries

Details of loan periods and overdue fine rates for each borrower type and material type may be found in the Circulation ProcedureTo avoid overdue fines, keep track of your due date and renew materials early.

Most books, DVDs, CDs, and other materials accrue an overdue charge of 25 cents per day per item with a maximum fine of $10.00 per item before an item is billed as lost. Course Reserve overdue fines for hourly items are assessed at the rate of $5.00 per hour; daily items are assessed at the rate of $5.00 per day up to a maximum fine of $25.00 per item. Loan periods and charges for equipment may be found at ECU Libraries Equipment page.

Overdue fines are calculated upon the return of an item. Overdue fees may be paid at the Circulation desk. You may also pay by credit card by phone at (252) 328-6518. Unpaid fines will be transferred for collection by the ECU Cashier's Office. 


Laupus Health Sciences Library
The five days following the due date is considered a 'grace period' and if the items are returned during this 5 day period, the borrower will not occur any fines. Fines will begin to accue on the 6th day that the items are overdue. *Equipment loans offer NO grace period*

Fines are $0.25 per item per day for overdue books, $1.00 per item per day for audiovisuals, models, charts, and kits, and $5.00 per item per day for equipment loan.

The maximum charge for books is $10.00 and the manximum for equipment loan is $75.00.

Please refer to the Circulation Policies page for more information.

*ECU Faculty are only charged overdue fines for equipment loan items*

*Please refer to the Equipment Loan Agreement for more information*

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