Overdue fines

Items which are not returned when they are due may be subject to overdue fines.

Paying fines

  • Fines can be paid in person with debit cards and all major credit cards.
  • To pay by phone, please ask to speak to a supervisor who can receive payment by credit card.

 

Maximum overdue fines

  • Maximum overdue fine per item: $30
  • Maximum overdue recall fine per item: $100
  • Maximum overdue fine per reserve item: $100

 

Blocks on your account

McGill faculty and staff: You will be blocked from borrowing if you have:

  • $100 or more owing to the library, or
  • one overdue item recalled for course reserves

 

McGill students: You will be blocked from borrowing, or from in-person McGill registration, if you have:

  • $30 or more owing to the library, or
  • one overdue item recalled for course reserves
  • Note: Any outstanding amount of $30 or more owing to the Library will block the release of diplomas and transcripts. Sign in to your library account for details of outstanding Library fines.

 

All other borrowers: You will be blocked from borrowing if you have:

  • $30 or more owing to the library, or
  • one overdue item recalled for course reserves

 

Waiving of fines

Fines are waived only in special circumstances, for example, a documented medical situation. Please note that lack of awareness of Library policies or failure to receive a reminder email notice is not an acceptable reason for waiving a fine.

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