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Fines and Overdues

Borrowers are responsible for all books checked out on their card. Having overdue books, or accumulating fines, at one library will result in the loss of borrowing privileges at all libraries in the Novanet system.

Checking fines and overdues

  • Overdue notices are sent one week after the item becomes overdue.
  • Statements of account are sent at the beginning of every month for all debts incurred in the past three months.
  • Check to see if you owe any fines by logging into your Novanet library account. Use the barcode at the bottom of your ID card and the last four digits of your phone number.

Lost or damaged books

  • Lost or damaged books are replaced at the borrower's expense.
  • Charges include fines owing on the book, the cost to replace the book and a processing charge. 

Paying fines

Fines can be paid at any Novanet library circulation desk. Overdue fines vary by library so please select the appropriate library for more information.

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day to a maximum of $20.00
Reserve material  $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 
Recalled material  $1.00 per day to a maximum of $20.00 

Payment methods accepted: Cash or DalCard.

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day 
2 hour loan $1.00 per hour 
24 hour loan  $0.25 per hour
3 day loan  $1.00 per day
1 week loan  $1.00 per day
Recalled material  $1.00 per day

Payments accepted at Chapter House site only.
Payment methods: Cash, DalCard, Debit, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day
2 hour loan (Reserve)  $1.00 per hour
24 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
3 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
1 week loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, DalCard, Debit, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day
Reserve material $1.00 per hour
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, & DalCard

Loan type Fine
Regular material $0.25 per day
3 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
24 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
3 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
7 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Debit, DalCard, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.

Dunn

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day to a maximum of $20.00
Reserve material  $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $20.00 
Recalled material  $1.00 per day to a maximum of $20.00 

Payment methods accepted: Cash or DalCard.

Kellogg

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day 
2 hour loan $1.00 per hour 
24 hour loan  $0.25 per hour
3 day loan  $1.00 per day
1 week loan  $1.00 per day
Recalled material  $1.00 per day

Payments accepted at Chapter House site only.
Payment methods: Cash, DalCard, Debit, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

Killam

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day
2 hour loan (Reserve)  $1.00 per hour
24 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
3 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
1 week loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, DalCard, Debit, American Express, MasterCard or Visa.

MacRae

Loan type Fine
Regular material  $0.25 per day
Reserve material $1.00 per hour
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Debit, Mastercard, Visa, & DalCard

Sexton

Loan type Fine
Regular material $0.25 per day
3 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
24 hour loan (Reserve) $0.25 per hour
3 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
7 day loan (Reserve) $1.00 per day
Recalled material $1.00 per day

Payment methods accepted: Cash, Debit, DalCard, Visa, Mastercard, American Express.