Library Fines

We are waiving all late fees for circulating materials through February 9th, 2021. If at all possible, return library materials in person. The book return slot to the left of Olin Library's entrance is open and so are the drop boxes at the Africana Library, the Library Annex, Catherwood Library, Mann Library, Uris Library, and the Veterinary Library. Please allow up to a week for returned items to clear your account. If you have a large number of items to return, email libpublicservices@cornell.edu for special arrangements. If you are not returning to campus, email libpublicservices@cornell.edu to discuss options for mailing items back to us.

Fine rates for different items and patron types
Item Faculty, Staff or Trustee Faculty/Staff Proxy Graduate Guest Borrower Spouse Undergraduate
Book $.75/day* $.75/day* $.75/day $.75/day $.75/day $.75/day
Serial $.75-$2.00/day $.75-$2.00/day $.75-$2.00/day $.75-$2.00/day $.75-$2.00/day $.75-$2.00/day
Visual $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day
Music or Sound Recording $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day
Microform $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day $2.00/day
Recalled Items $3.00/day $3.00/day $3.00/day $3.00/day $3.00/day $3.00/day
Borrow Direct $.75/day* $.75/day* $.75/day N/A N/A $.75/day
Reserve $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min
Laptops $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min
Equipment $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min $.04/min
Special Loan Equipment $1.00/min $1.00/min $1.00/min N/A N/A $1.00/min