Overdue Fines

Changes to Library services during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Fines are only charged on  reserves material, overdue books on hold for another person and special collections. Replacement charges for items not returned, including fines and processing charges will also be added to your library account 60 days after your due date. 

Fine Structure

Types of Material Fine

5 day Reserve books 

$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

Paying Fines

Fines may be paid at the Library Services Desk during service hours.  We accept only debit cards, credit cards, or campus cards. We also accept credit card payments by phone at 613-520-2733.

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

Content last reviewed: May 14, 2019