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It is the responsibility of the patron to return items on the date due. The Library charges fines for the late return of books and other library materials to encourage circulation of materials. Reminder notices are sent out by e-mail as a courtesy only. Not receiving a reminder notice or failing to note the due date of a renewed items is not a valid excuse for returning materials late.


$.25/day per item (maximum of $15.00 per item).

Reserve Materials

3 Hour Reserves - $2/hour per item to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
1 and 3 Day Reserves - $2/day per item to a maximum of $25.00 per item.

Reserves allows the equitable use of materials that are in high demand as a result of specific class assignments. Because the materials are limited, it is important to return the items as soon as possible to provide equal access for the entire class. No renewals.

Recalled Items

$2/day per item to a maximum of $25.00 per item.
Items recalled for course reserve are due immediately no matter how long they have been in circulation.
Items which are recalled by another patron must be returned within 48 hours after the notice is mailed.

Videos (DVD & VHS) and audio materials (CDs, LPs & Cassettes)

$1/day per item to a maximum of $15.00 per item.

Damaged Items

If Library materials have been damaged while on loan to a patron, a fee may be charged to cover repair of replacement costs and processing fees.

Please Note

The failure to return library materials in a timely way when those materials are needed by other members of the Skidmore community may be treated as an academic integrity infraction.

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