Pay Fines

Fines incurred during Spring and Summer 2020 will not be assessed !

UC Students, staff, faculty and visiting patrons may make credit card payments of library fines. Please note that there are different methods for paying fines at  UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont and UC Libraries (all other library locations). 

Owe book fines or other fees to the UC Blue Ash Library? 

Owe book fines or other fees to the UC Clermont College Library? 

Pay Fines for UC Libraries

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

Pay Online

Pay fines 24/7 with a credit or debit card.

Pay by Phone

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

Pay In Person

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

Pay by Mail

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

Interlibrary Services and Access
Attn: John Stork, Langsam Library
PO Box 210033
Cincinnati , Ohio 45221-0033

Fines by Type and Amount

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
Equipment   $10 per day  No maximum amount 
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

Fine Appeals

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.