Pay Library Fines Online

UC Students, staff, faculty and visiting patrons may make credit card payments of library fines through the following online Payment Portals (links open in a new window):

The following locations have different payment methods:

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.

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

Interlibrary Services and Access,

ATTN: John Stork, Langsam Library,

PO Box 210033, Cincinnati OH 45221-0033.

Payments can also be made by phone with a Bearcat Card at (513) 556-1424.

  • We cannot process credit card payments via phone.


Overdues and Fines

   Type of Fine      Rate of Fine   Maximum Amount 
OhioLINK $0.50 per day for the first 29 days $50 per item
SearchOhio $0.50 per day $50 per item
Recalls $1.00 per day No max.
Reserves $1.00 per hour
$8.00 per day
Videos $4.00 per day $60
Equipment $10.00 per day No max.
Reading List books $8.00 per day $30
 Journals from storage (SWORD) $4.00 per day $30

The Fine Appeal Committee reviews fine charges that patrons wish to appeal. To appeal a fine, complete the Fine Appeal Form. The fine appeal form can be e-mailed to the The Desk @ Langsam here.