Cowles Library has listened to the students of Drake University and taken the step of eliminating “overdue fines” for library materials. Our materials are for the use of Drake faculty and staff (who are already “fine-exempt”) AND students; so we don’t want to discourage their use!
This does NOT mean, of course, that students don’t have to return items that they check-out; they must either renew or bring the items back. Items lost will still be subject to a charge, including the cost of replacement. Also, reserve items will not be fine-exempt, as their monopolization by one student could prevent other students’ access to the classroom material.
For information about overdues and lost items, visit this page: https://library.drake.edu/get-help/using-the-library/fines-and-replacement-costs/