Pay Fines

UC Students, staff, faculty and visiting patrons may make online credit card and in-person check or money order payments of library fines.

Please note that there are different methods for paying fines at UC Libraries (Main Campus locations and the Health Sciences Library on East Campus,) UC Blue Ash, and UC Clermont.

Pay Fines for UC Libraries

Pay fines for all libraries located on the Clifton Main Campus and the Medical East Campus (except UC Blue Ash and Clermont libraries).

Pay Online

Pay fines 24/7 with a credit or debit card. Make sure to select your correct campus locaiton.

  • Payments can be made by phone with a Bearcat Card at (513) 556-1424.
  • We cannot process credit card payments via phone.

In person payments of library fines may be made by check or money order (payable to the University of Cincinnati) or by Bearcat Campus Card (UC ID) at Langsam Library and the Health Sciences Library.

We cannot accept cash payments for fines.

To pay by mail, send your check or money order to:

UCL Collection Development Services and Engagement
Attn: John Stork, Langsam Library
PO Box 210033
Cincinnati , Ohio 45221-0033

Table of Fine Rates and Amounts
Type of Fine Rate of Fine
Maximum Amount
OhioLINK  50 cents per day   $50 per item
SearchOhio  50 cents per day  $50 per item
Recalled Item   $1 per day No maximum amount
Reserves  $1 per hour   $50 per item
Videos  $4 per day  $60 per item
Reading List  $8 per day  $30 per item
 SWORD Journals   $4 per day  $30 per item

The Fine Appeal Committee reviews fine charges that patrons wish to appeal.

To appeal a fine, complete the Fine Appeal Form

Please allow one to three weeks for a response from the committee.