Loan Periods, Fines and Charges (OhioLINK, SearchOhio & ILL)

OhioLINK Materials

Regular Items

Students and staff: Three weeks with up to a maximum of 6 renewals. Renewals not permitted if the item is requested by borrower at the library that provided the item.

Faculty: Six weeks with up to a maximum of 6 renewals. Renewals not permitted if the item is requested by borrower at the library that provided the item.

Media Items

1 week (maximum of 3 renewals)

OhioLINK items should be returned to the bookdrop inside or outside the library from which they were borrowed.

OhioLINK Overdue Fines / Replacement Costs

Fines for OhioLINK materials are set by a coordinating committee of the members' librarians.
  • Overdue OhioLINK item fines are $0.50/day.
  • Returning an item that is more than 30 days overdue will incur a $50 fine.
  • After 30 days, patrons will be billed for $125.00 is replacement costs. If the book is returned after the replacement bill has been issued, the patron will still owe $50.

REMINDER: Patrons are responsible for all items on their account. A list of books checked out can be viewed (and renewed) on the Checkouts & Renewals page available on the Libraries' web site. Overdue notices are provided as a courtesy; non-receipt of an overdue message does not exempt patrons from fines.

SearchOHIO Materials

Regular Items

Students and staff: Three weeks with up to a maximum of 3 renewals. Renewals not permitted if the item is requested by borrower at the library that provided the item.

Faculty: THREE weeks with up to a maximum of 6 renewals. Renewals not permitted if the item is requested by borrower at the library that provided the item.

Media Items

1 week (no renewal)

OhioLINK items should be returned to the bookdrop inside or outside the library from which they were borrowed.

SearchOHIO Overdue Fines / Replacement Costs

  • Overdue OhioLINK item fines are $0.50/day. There is NO grace period.
  • Returning an item has been billed and/or is more than 30 days overdue will incur a $50 fine.

REMINDER: Patrons are responsible for all items on their account. A list of books checked out can be viewed (and renewed) on the Checkouts & Renewals page available on the Libraries' web site. Overdue notices are provided as a courtesy; non-receipt of an overdue message does not exempt patrons from fines.

Interlibrary Loan Materials

Interlibrary loan (ILL) is available only for current Miami University students, faculty, and staff.

Loan periods for items received by the Miami University Libraries are determined by the owning institution. Although there are no per diem overdue charges, the owning institution may issue Miami University a non-refundable bill for replacement charges for items kept past the due date/loan period or lost. The full amount of this bill will be passed on to the patron, and his/her interlibrary loan and Miami University Libraries accounts may be blocked until the bill is paid.

Renewals are at the discretion of the lending institution, and are rarely granted once an item becomes overdue. Please log into your ILL account to place a renewal or email mia-ill@lib.miamioh.edu in advance of the due date if seeking a renewal.

Libraries may stipulate that material can only be used in the building. These materials may be retrieved and used in the Havighurst Special Collections Library on the 3rd floor of King Library.