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Late return of materials can jeopardize the TAMU Libraries' opportunity to borrow from other libraries in the future. Lending libraries may assess overdue, lost, and damage fines. You will be financially responsible for any late fees, replacement costs of lost material, and the cost of damages levied by the lending library.

After receiving a 3rd overdue notice (i.e. 7 days past the due date), your Get It For Me service account will be blocked. No new requests will be processed while you are blocked.

When we receive a late fee or replacement invoice for a lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan item, the late fee or replacement invoice amount will be added to your TAMU Library circulation system account; this is non-refundable even if you subsequently return the items. While this balance remains outstanding you will not be able to check out any TAMU items (books, laptops, reserve/reference items, or anything with a barcode).

If the late fee or replacement invoice remains unpaid for 5 weeks, a hold will be placed on your university (Howdy) account. You will not be able to register for classes, receive grades, or request transcripts. This hold can only be removed when the fine is paid in full.

If we notice a pattern of repeatedly returning items past the due date during a semester, your future use of Interlibrary Loan items will be restricted to “in-library use only” for the following semester.

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