Renewals may not exceed renewal limits listed below. For continued use after the renewal limit, materials must be returned to the library to begin the check-out cycle again.
|Patron Type||Original Checkout||Additional Renewals||Renewal Limits|
|Undergraduate Students||30 days||30 days||2 renewals|
|Certificate Program Students||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|Graduate, PhD, Honors College Students||120 days||120 days||2 renewals|
|FIU Faculty (current, adjunct)||365 days||365 days||1 renewals|
|Retired Faculty||120 days||120 days||2 renewals|
|FIU Employees||120 days||120 days||2 renewals|
|FIU Alumni||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|Library Associates||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|High School Student Program||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|State Universities of Florida: Students, Faculty, Employees||30 days||30 days||2 renewals|
|Community Colleges of Florida: Students, Faculty, Employees||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|SEFLIN and other Consortium Members||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|University of Miami Faculty, PhD Students||30 days||30 days||1 renewal|
|Item||Fines & Overdue Charges|
|Books, General Collection||0.25 daily|
|Sound and Image (all)||0.25 daily|
|Course Reserves||2.00 hourly|
|Laptop Computers and Accessories||30.00 hourly (pro-rated)|
|iPads||30.00 hourly (pro-rated)|
|Keys for Group Study Rooms, Individual Study Rooms, Music Listening Rooms||Up to 30.00 hourly (pro-rated)|
|Beepers for Laptops and Group Study Rooms||30.00 hourly (pro-rated)|
|Interlibrary Loan||0.25 daily|
|Account Blocked if overdue||Replacement charges for lost or damaged items.|
The Library is not authorized to issue override requests for fines and other money owed to the Library. Library accounts must be settled before registering for classes, obtaining transcripts, etc.
Payment must be made to the University Cashier's Office in the Charles Perry Building on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus or to the University Cashier's Office in the Academic-One Building on the Biscayne Bay Campus. Call (305) 348-2126 or (305) 919-5540 for hours payment may be received. The FIU Libraries do not accept payment in the library for overdue fines or replacement charges.
Payment by check is to be mailed to:
FIU Cashier's Office PC-120
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Florida International University Tamiami Trail
Miami, FL 33199
The Libraries of Florida International University respect and promote the individual's right to privacy concerning use of library resources and materials. Library accounts are maintained with the highest degree of security. Information within library accounts may be used only for the purpose of providing library services. This information is not shared with any other individual, including family members. Library staff will not reveal the identify of patrons or materials checked out, except as required by law (Florida Statute Section 257.261).
The Rights of Privacy and Confidentiality include but are not limited to these services:
FIU students must be registered for classes in the current semester and present a current FIU One Card to borrow materials, otherwise borrowing privileges are not provided. Graduate students performing thesis and dissertation research must be registered if only for this purpose.
FIU faculty and staff must be currently employed by FIU and present their FIU One Card to borrow materials. Adjunct faculty must be currently employed during the semester to have library privileges.
FIU Alumni are eligible for borrowing privileges with their FIU One Card, with the exception of Course Reserves and electronic devices. No longer have your card? Just request a Library Card at the Circulation desk of the library and you'll be able to check out materials again.
Florida Public University and Community College students, faculty and staff are eligible for borrowing privileges with a valid ID from their home institution.
Students and Faculty from participating SEFLIN institutions with a current SEFLIN access card from their home institution may have borrowing privileges.
Access to Licensed Online Databases is allowed only for current FIU employees and currently registered FIU students. FIU Students must be registered for the semester for licensed database access. Members of the general public and other non-FIU patrons may have access to online licensed databases while on-site and visiting the Green Library (MMC) and the Hubert Library (BBC). Due to contractual arrangements with the vendors of licensed databases, off-campus online access is limited to current FIU employees and currently registered FIU students.
Members of the General Public are welcome to use library resources within the libraries and may have borrowing privileges by purchasing annual membership in the Library Associates program.
FIU Affiliates such as visiting faculty and participants in special programs may be eligible for borrowing privileges. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk.