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Fines for Overdue Material

You are responsible for all items signed out on your Conestoga Library account. Late items are calculated according to the rates below: 

Borrowing Periods & Fines

  • 14 Days: $0/day (replacement costs apply if damaged or not returned)
  • 1 Day: $5.00/day to a maximum of $50.00
  • 2 Hours: $1.00/hour to a maximum of $50.00
Note: Technology & Equipment loans follow a separate fine structure.
  • Late items with holds will be charged a fine of $5.00/day to a maximum of $50.00.
  • Unreturned, lost or damaged items will be charged the replacement cost, plus a $20 processing fee.

Payment Options

Fines can be paid with debit, VISA, Mastercard, ONE Card Condor Cash, or via our *Food for Fines nonperishable food donation initiative. All food donations go to the CSI Food Bank. We are unable accept cash for fines.

*Some restrictions apply. Food donations cannot be used to pay for Course Readings fines or the replacement cost of lost material.

Note: Late fines are charged based on days the Library is open.

Reminders are sent advising when items are late. Items not returned after the third notice are handled by Conestoga’s Finance Department.

Library privileges are blocked when there are outstanding materials or fines on your account. College transcripts, certificates, diplomas and degrees are withheld by Conestoga until all outstanding accounts are cleared.

If you have concerns regarding late fine charges on your account, please complete the Library Services Late Penalty Appeal Form.