Fines

Payment of Fines

Online or by phone

Use our secure server to pay your fines with Visa or Mastercard. Your account will be credited by 5 pm the next business day. For phone payment, call 206-543-1174.

In Person

Library Account Services, first floor, Suzzallo Library, Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (Closed Sat., Sun., & Holidays)

By Mail

Make check or money order payable to "University of Washington" and mail to:

Library Account Services
Suzzallo Library
UW Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA 98195-2900

Library Account Services accepts cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and Husky Card. For questions about billing or to appeal a charge, contact the billing library unit.

The complete text of the UW Libraries Loan Code and Circulation Policies.

Assessment of Fines

Fines and billing charges are assessed to encourage prompt return of materials. Fines apply all days and all hours, even if the library is closed.

Standard Loans (3 days or more):

There is a four-day grace period. On the fifth day the charge will be $2.50.
1-20 days overdue $.50/day
21 days overdue $25 billing charge, non-refundable, plus a replacement cost ($150 or more)

Reserve Materials and loans of less than 3 days:

1 - 20 hours overdue $2.50/hour
21+ hours overdue $50 billing charge, non-refundable, plus a replacement cost ($150 or more)

Please note: Reserve materials must be returned to the Reserve Desk where checked out.

Questions?

For questions about billing or to appeal a charge, contact Library Account Services.

More information about borrowing policies and appeals.