Q. Hello! I have a course reserve book with me that was due yesterday at 10am. I had a small emergency which did not allow me to make it back to campus yesterday morning. I will be able to return the book this afternoon. Is there a maximum the fines go up to? Or does it just continue to increase until the book is returned?
There is a maximum but it is pretty high $50. It just keeps going up till it hits it.
If you cannot make it back in time you can renew a book online or by phone so long as no-one has a hold on the book and you have not already renewed the item 3 times. Of course if it is ovedue then you are stuck but it is often still worth a call as they may be able to renew it from then on so the fine would be less.
You can also appeal any fine if you think you have valid reasons why the fine should be waived.