Overdue Items & Fines, Lost or Damaged Materials

Overdue items and fines

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to remind borrowers of a missed due date. The overdue notice does not absolve a borrower of responsibility to return or renew materials. For Queen’s students, faculty and staff, the email address used for all Library notices is the patron’s Queens’s NetID.

We charge overdue fines for Recalled items and Reserves

Types of Material Fine

Regular Loans

No overdue fines for Queen's Community (Undergraduate, Graduate, Faculty and Staff, RMC, Local Teachers and our Partners)

Alumni, Community, SLC and Inter-University Borrowing Program (IUBP): $0.40 cents per day per item

Recalled items $4.00 per day per item
Reserves items

3 hour loans: 5 cents per minute

24 hr loans: $12 per day

Lost Materials / Replacement Charges

Failure to return material or a book that is overdue by 30 days will have a lost status applied to your account. Failure to return Reserves material that is overdue by 7 days will have a lost status applied to your account.

All items declared lost will incur the following charges:

  • $125 default replacement charge
  • $25 non-refundable administrative charge

Damaged Materials

With the exception of regular wear and tear, damaged library material should be reported to the Information desk prior to checkout. The material will be stamped indicating that the damage has been noted before you borrowed it.

If an item is returned in damaged condition, you will be charged either the cost of repairs or the actual cost of replacement.


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