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 from the date of the fine to be considered.  Please note, accounts sent to collection cannot be considered for appeal. You will be contacted by email with the appeal decision within five business days during normal activity levels.

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

  • Lack of understanding of University Libraries 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 Libraries number on the email to reference your appeal.

All fines must be paid to accounts receivable in Workday. 

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?*