Return & Overdue Policy

Notices and Fines

  Students, Faculty & Staff Guest Users & Partner Library Users
  • Courtesy and overdue notices are sent to your Whitworth email.
  • Account will be blocked for excessive overdue items.
  • All notices are mailed to home address or emailed.
Fines Course Reserve materials: $1 per hour per item for 1, 2, 3, and 4-hour reserves and $3 per day per item for 1, 2, 3, and 7-day reserves $0.25 per day per item

Lost or Damaged Materials

For students:

  • Final notice sent to physical address 25 days after final due date declaring the item lost.
  • A minimum of $75 replacement fee and a process fee of $15 is charged to your account. The replacement fee only is waived with the return of the overdue item.
  • Failure to return materials results in the blocking of your borrowing privileges and a billing to your student account.

For faculty & staff:

  • Lost items will accrue a minimum replacement cost of $75.
  • At 60 days overdue, the patron’s dean or department head will be notified and borrowing privileges suspended until resolved.

For guest users & partner library users:

  • Failure to pay fines or return books may result in the permanent revoking and blocking of borrowing privileges.