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Borrowing, Renewing & Fines: Fees

All you need to know about our circulation policies!

Info on Library Replacement Fees

Overdue for 30 days or more:  Items are assumed lost after 30 days of being overdue.  You will be charged $125 for each lost item.  This $125 lost item charge includes a $75 replacement fee and a $50 billing fee. You will not be able to borrow additional items from the library until you either return the lost item(s) or pay $125 per lost item.  If you return an item within two months of being billed, the $75 replacement fee will be waived; however, you will still be required to pay the $50 billing fee for each item returned.

All outstanding amounts are forwarded to the Business Office on the first business day of each month.  At that point, charges are added to your Defiance College account and will be handled through the Business Office.

This information is featured in the student handbook and in the course catalog.  Recall, renewal and billing replacement notices are sent to your college email account Failure to take action on notices or bills does not exempt you from paying replacement charges.  Nonpayment may result in the withholding of grade report cards, transcripts, and/or diplomas. 


If you have questions about circulation policies, please contact Collette Knight at 419-783-2482 or

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