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Fines & Fees


  • Fines and fees are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please contact the Library Info Desk prior to payment.
  • A Banner hold will be placed if you owe more than $5.00
  • You may pay fines and fees in person by cash, check, or credit card, by mailed check, or online by credit card
    • The library accepts Discover, MasterCard, and Visa only
    • The library does not accept credit card payments over the phone
  • All bills or final notices for lost or overdue materials will be printed and mailed via the U.S. Postal Service or campus mail
  • Patron information is confidential in compliance with the library's User Privacy Policy
  • Paying In-Person

    Payments can be made at the Library Info Desk

  • Paying Online
    • Payments can be made by logging into your library account and following these steps:
      • Click on "Unpaid fines and bills" to see the amount owed
      • In the "Online Fine Payment" box, type your 8-digit UMID and the amount you are paying at this time
      • Click "Pay Online"
      • Enter your credit card information
      • View/print your payment confirmation and receipt
    • About online payments:
      • Before paying online, please review the fines and fees policies listed above.
      • Once you receive confirmation of your online payment, your Banner hold will be lifted within one business day. If you need the hold lifted sooner, contact the Library Info Desk.
      • The Library will not release banner holds on days when the library is closed. (view current hours)
  • Pay by Mail
    • Check accepted; Checks should be made out to "The University of Michigan - Dearborn"
    • Please include the fine or fee notice with your check, or enclose a note including your 8-digit UMID and a description of the purpose for payment
    • Mail checks to:
        The University of Michigan-Dearborn
        Mardigian Library - Access Services
        4901 Evergreen Road
        Dearborn, MI 48128

Estimating Your Fees

Information about library fees can be found on the table below. You may use this table to estimate any potential fees, however, please know that the amount that is shown in your library account is the amount owed.

Type of Item Replacement Fee Days Until Replacement Fee Charged
Most Books (1st, 3rd & 4th Floor) $90 51
DVDs ∓ CDs (2nd Floor) $90 51
Juvenile Historic Books (2nd Floor) $115 51
Periodicals (2nd Floor) $250 22
Items Borrowed through MeLCat (green band) $100.01 21
Items Borrowed through Get This (white band) or InterLibrary Loan (blue band) These items are managed by the libraries in Ann Arbor. Please contact them for more information.
7 day Reserves & Loanable Tech $90
Chromebooks: $250
3 Day Reserves & Loanable Tech $90 7
2 Day Reserves $90 7
24 Hour Reserves $90 6
4 Hour Reserves & Loanable Tech $90
Chromebooks: $250
3 Hour Reserves $90 6
2 Hour Reserves $90 6
Study Room Key $50 6

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Did you know?

  • Newspaper Subscriptions
  • Currently enrolled students and currently employed faculty and staff are eligible for a free digital subscription to the New York Times (NYT) (some limitations apply) and Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

  • Access requires creation of accounts for each site. Full details and setup instructions are available on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal setup pages.