You can see any fines you may have accumulated in My Library Account.
Fines are not assessed until library materials have been checked in at Circulation. Once they are checked in, you may see your fine amount by logging in to My Library Account. The exception to this is if the item is listed as Billed or Bursar Billed, in which case you will see either a $95 charge, or the replacement cost of the item plus processing fees.
For the majority of library materials, fines accrue at a rate of $0.25 per day late. Media materials carry different fine amounts depending on the type of material, regardless of patron status. For more information, see the borrowing webpage. All patrons (including faculty and staff) are fined $1.00 per day late for not honoring recalled items.
Once an item becomes 30 days overdue, the library assumes the book is lost. At this point, a patron is billed the standard replacement fee of $75.00 and a $20.00 non-refundable processing fee for each item 30 days or more past due. Patrons' privileges are suspended and their library accounts blocked until the book is either returned or paid for. The library reserves the right to charge the actual replacement cost for each book listed in Bowker's Global Books in Print.
Once a book is returned the $95.00 in replacement costs are reduced to the $20.00 non-refundable processing fee
Patrons are blocked from checking out library materials if they exceed the fine limit of $20.00, have a recalled item that is overdue, or if their account is listed as billed or Bursar Billed
When materials go 60 days overdue, your library account will be referred to Accounts Receivable at the Bursar's Office in the Student Services Building. They will hold the account for 60-90 days, during which finance charges may be added. After this time, your account will be sent to a collections department where a fee of 1/3 of your billed amount will be added to the total. Any payments of Bursar-referred fines must be paid at Accounts Receivable not at the Library. Library materials should still be returned to the Circulation/Reserve Desk for credit to your account.
If Bursar billed materials are returned 6 months after the billing date, the library has the right to refuse a refund for said materials. The library also has the right to refuse acceptance of said materials as replacements if replacement copies have already been purchased.
Patrons can appeal fines or any library materials on their account by completing a fine appeal form. Fines cannot be contested once they are 60 days old or have gone to the Bursar's office.
Fines can be paid online using the Hokie Passport fine payment form , but not with credit cards.
If fines have not been sent to the Bursar's Office, they can be paid at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of Newman Library. Only cash, check, or debit from a Hokie Passport account can be accepted for payment. No library debit cards, bank debit cards, or credit cards can be accepted.
It is not recommended that you send cash. If sending mail payments, be sure to include the library account or Hokie Passport number. Please make checks or money orders payable to Treasurer, Virginia Tech and mail to:
P.O. Box 90001
Please note that any charges that have been sent to Accounts Receivable at the Bursar's Office must be paid at the Cashier's Window in the Student Services building.
If you find and return a lost item that you have been charged for, you can receive a refund. Refunds for previously-paid-for materials will only be reimbursed within a six (6) months from the date of payment. The $20.00 processing fee charged by the Bursar's Office cannot be refunded.
Sun, May 19: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Fri, May 20-24: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat-Sun, May 25-26: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon, May 27: Closed