Overdue fines are assessed on Summit and InterLibrary Loan items per our reciprocal borrowing agreement with the other libraries. Overdue fines are assessed on Reserves and Equipment (such as laptops) because these are high demand items with short loan periods that our patrons need equal access to. More information about fines and fees is available here.
You may appeal if you believe the library charges are mistakenly assessed or extenuating circumstances warrant reduction or cancelation of the charges.
Reasons generally not regarded as valid for canceling or reducing charges:
To appeal a charge, please send an e-mail (Subject line: APPEAL) with the following information to email@example.com:
Appeals will be considered by the Patron Accounts Technician and the Circulation Manager. You will receive a response within 72 hours via your Seattle University email account.