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Borrow, renew, fines

Borrow, renew, fines

Log in to My Library Account to see checkouts, renewals, and overdue items. Please login to My Account at the top of the screen.


Please have your Ivy Tech student ID to check out any material from your campus library. If you do not have a student ID, one can be obtained at Express Enrollment or the Bursar’s Office. If you are not a current Ivy Tech student, you may be eligible for a community patron account. Ask staff at the library desk for details or check our community patron policy.

See also:

  • Find books and other materials in the online catalog IvyCat

How long can I borrow?

Item Type Loan Period
General collection book 2 weeks
Magazine or scholarly journal 2 weeks
Reserve textbook 4 hours
DVD (entertainment, not educational) 1 week
Mobile devices Varies, ask at desk

Overdue and lost materials

Did you receive a charge for an overdue or lost library item? Don't panic! Visit the front desk to learn about payment options.

You can't borrow items if your late fees reach $10 or if you have overdue recalled or interlibrary loan items. Once you pay your balance, you can check things out again.



You can renew the material you borrowed by the due date to extend the loan period. General Collection materials may be renewed up to four times. Textbooks can be renewed, with exceptions, in person at the library desk.

How to renew

Fines and fees

You are responsible for paying any fines or fees for late return or non-return of library materials checked out in your name or on your student ID. All fines must be paid at the Bursar's Office.

To appeal a fine, please see fine appeals.

Details about fines and fees are shown in the table below:

Item Type Time Action/Fine/Fee
General collection item 1-14 days overdue Grace period, $0
15-28 days overdue $3
29 days overdue Item marked as lost; $5 late fee + $5 processing fee + replacement cost
Reserve textbook 1-15 minutes overdue Grace period, $0
16 minutes overdue Will begin charging $.05/min, including previous 15 minutes
24 hrs - 7 days overdue $50
8+ days overdue Item marked as lost; $100 or cost of book

If any item is lost or heavily damaged, the fine will be the replacement cost of the item plus a $5.00 handling fee. Once a lost item has been paid for, there are no refunds.

PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to pay your fines and/or fees, your borrowing privileges will be suspended and you will not be able to register for classes, graduate or get a copy of your transcript until your account is paid-in-full. We are not able to accept credit or debit cards. Cash only.

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Under Ivy Tech Community College Library Circulation Policy, borrowers may appeal fines and charges.

Please note that the following are NOT acceptable reasons for appealing a fine:

  • Lack of knowledge of circulation policies
  • Lack of understanding for circulation policies
  • Disagreement with circulation policies
  • Failing to note due dates
  • Failing to renew on time
  • Inability to pay fines and charges
  • Non receipt of reminder notices, either electronically or by mail
  • Unwillingness to take responsibility for materials loaned to a third party, for example: lending an item charged to you to a classmate, faculty member, family member, etc.

To appeal on other grounds, please follow the process outlined on this page. You may be asked to provide documentation; for example, a doctor's certificate to accompany an appeal on medical grounds.
Click here for the online appeal form.

Appeal Process

Appeals must be filed within one semester from the end of the semester in which the charges were assessed. Your appeal will be carefully reviewed and investigated by the Fines Committee. Decisions made by the committee will be communicated via the Ivy Tech e-mail system. You will normally receive a response within 3 working days. Many appeals will be resolved more quickly, but an appeal often entails a comprehensive search of book stacks and online records over several days.

Ivy Tech Community College Libraries, 2023