Appeal Form

To appeal a library fine, please complete the form below, and then submit it to be reviewed. You may also want to print a copy of this page for your records. Appeals may be submitted up to 60 days of the date of the fine to be considered.  Please note, accounts submitted to the Bursar's Office for collection cannot be considered for appeal. You will be contacted by email of the appeal decision within 5 business days during normal activity levels.

All decisions are final. Reasons not considered as a basis for waiving fines include:

  • Lack of understanding of Library Policies
  • Unwillingness to take responsibility for loaned materials
  • Non-receipt, late receipt, or inattention of notices
  • Breaks, Vacations

Please state the reason(s) for your appeal; supporting documentation such as notices, names/signature of library personnel, filed reports, police reports, etc. can be sent to or faxed to 614-247-2174. Please include University ID or Alumni/ 'Friends of the Library' number on the email to reference your appeal. To pay your fine, you can either stop in at the Library Business Office located at 116 Thompson Library during M-F 8am-4:00pm, or to make a payment online use the online payment form.

Patron accounts submitted to Accounts Receivable for collections must be paid through the Student Center Web site at

Do not include sensitive information such as SSN or credit card number on the appeal form.

Is this a request to replace a lost item?*