Fines and Fees

Overdue Fines

Late fees are assessed to encourage prompt return of library materials and are imposed for material returned after the due date. Borrowers who keep items beyond the time allotted them are denying their fellow scholars access to these materials. If you have questions about your late fees please email

Rates of Accrual

To check the accrual rate of overdue fines, please visit the Borrowing Privileges and Loan Periods or the Laptops and Equipment page.

Lost Fees and Replacements

Paying Library Fines and Fees

Fees can be paid in person by WhoCash, credit card,cash, check, or with a donation of food at the Information & Borrowing on Goldfarb level 1. Checks should be made out to the Brandeis University Library and can be mailed to the following address if paying from afar:

Information & Borrowing Desk
Brandeis Library
MS 045, Brandeis University
Waltham, MA 02454-9110

For students, all outstanding library fine and fees will be billed to the student's Sage account before graduation.