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Owen Library Fines and Fees

Overdue Fines and Fees (per item)

Faculty $.25 day/$100.00 maximum*

Staff same

Students same

Graduate students same

*After an item is overdue for 45 days, or the maximum fine is reached, the borrower is billed for fines, replacement, and processing fees. If overdue fines reach $25.00 or an item goes to Lost status, the user's borrowing privileges are suspended/blocked.

Paying Fines

Overdue fines can be paid at the Owen Library Circulation desk or mailed to the Library. Send payment of fines/fees payable to the University of Pittsburgh to the address below:

University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Owen Library
450 Schoolhouse Rd.
Johnstown, PA 15904

Borrower's privileges will be suspended/blocked when fines reach $25.00 or an item borrowed goes to Lost status. A block at one University Library System (ULS) Library will be treated the same at all ULS Libraries. Please renew or return your library materials on or before the due date.

The library e-mails overdue notices to the borrower's Pitt e-mail account as a courtesy only. The University Libraries are not responsible for non-delivery or delayed delivery of the notices due to e-mail/technical problems. An overdue notice is sent 1 day after the items are due. A bill is sent 45 days after the due date, at which time the patron's borrowing priviledges are suspended. This bill includes replacement costs, fines owed, and processing fees for each item lost. When overdue library materials are returned, the online library system generates a notice for the total amount of fines and this is e-mailed to the patron.