We charge overdue fines for all overdue materials including late renewals.  Library fines apply to all patrons.

Fine Structure

Types of Material Fine

2 or 4 week and 120-day loan books

$0.50 per day, to a maximum of $50.00 per item after 60 days overdue (this includes a $20 processing fee)

5 day Reserve books &
Special Loans

$1.00 per day

2 , 4 and 24 hours Reserve

$1.00 per hour,
maximum $30.00 per item

Overdue books on hold for another person: (Recalls)

$1.00 per day
(a reinstatement fee of $50.00 may be imposed)

4 hour loan laptops

$10.00 per hour (or part of an hour),
maximum $100.00 per day

3 day Videos (VHS, DVD)

$1.00 per day

14 day Games $1.00 per day

Paying Fines

Fines may be paid at the Library Services Desk during service hours.  We accept only debit cards, credit cards, or campus cards.

If you are outside the Ottawa area please send a cheque payable to "Carleton University Library" to the address below.  Include a note with your library card number.

Carleton University Library
Attn: Circulation Department, Patron Accounts
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6