Return∙Overdue Fines

Loans·Returns·Holds·Payment

These pages explain circulation services and policies, including borrowing periods, renewals, and return policies. 
• My Library > Loans・Renewals・Holds・Requests
  Log in to renew borrowed materials, check on items you have requested, and pay fines.
• Holds : Log in to the library website > Search > Choose 'Get it' Tab on the Brief Results > Click the 'Request' button
• Online Payment  Pay Fines and Fees >

See Also

Return‧Overdue Fines

Returnable Items

Location

Borrowed Items

Reservated Items

Return to Other Branches

Processing Time

Circulation Desk
in the Central Library

Borrowed Items from
All branch libraries2)

Instantly

Circulation Desk
in the 8 branch libraries1)

Borrowed Items from
Central Library3)

Instantly

Automatic Return Machine
on 1st and 2nd Floor
of Central Library4)

(Automatic
Return Machine B)

X

Instantly

Automatic Return Machine
of all Branch Libraries

X

X

Instantly

Return Box at Dorms
and College of Engineering5)

Returned that day6)
/Delivered the day after7)

Reference Room
(College and Research Center)

Should be returned to the reference room(not available return service)

1) Social Science, Business, International Studies, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Law, Medical, Dental, Veterinary Medical Library
2) Borrowed Items from Branch Libraries: returnable to loan desk of Central Library
3) Borrowed Items from Central Library: returnable to loan desk of all Branch Libraries
4) Automatic Return Machine of Central Lbirary : 1F 24 hr / 2F Weekdays 09:00~21:00, Sat·Holidays 09:00~17:00, Sun 13:00~17:00 
5) Return Box at Dorms and College of Engineering: Borrowed Items from Central Library and Branch Libraries are returnable
6) After collecting, returning processed that day 
7) Delivered the day after: Returned Items (owned by Branch Libraries) after 8pm.

 
Return Boxes

  • Locations
    • Student Dormitory
      • Bldg. 900 :at the gate of underground 2
      • Bldg. 902 (Global House): at the entrance of Global House
    • College of Engineering
      • Bldg. 301 (#1 Engineering Education Building): next to the Security Booth on the 2nd floor
      • Bldg. 302 (#2 Engineering Education Building): next to the Nonghyup ATM on the lower 2nd floor

  • Collect Time
    • Weekdays: twice a day (10:30, 15:30)
    • Saturdays: once a day (11:00)
    • Non collecting days: Sundays, Public Holidays and closed days

  • Returning Process
    • Returned Items after 11pm on Saturdays: Processed as returned on Saturday
    • Return Processing for Non-collecting days: Processed as the day before that non-collecting day
      (Penalty might happen and SMS might be sent but actual process is not.)
    • If your loan limits are exceeded, you should return directly to the loan desk of the Central Library
      or before Saturdays/non-collecting days (Sat : 9:00~17:00, Sau : 13:00~17:00)

  • Notice
    • Each item should be upward (the cover or barcode attached side) put down on the machine (one item for one time).
    • You should check the process result on the day after from the Library homepage.
    • It is not processed if you just put items on the Return Box.
    • If items are too large so that they don’t fit the Return Box,
      they should be returned to the loan desk of Central Library or Branch Libraries.

 
Overdue Penalties

  • Books that have not passed the expiration date may be renewed anytime within the maximum extension period
    (three times the user’s loan period)
  • Overdue fines of \100 per book are imposed from the third overdue date. 
    The overdue fines of the first two days are included in the charges from the third day.
  • Please utilize the Online Payment Service for overdue fines. 
    (Exception for foreigners, persons under age and those on fixed-rate cellular phone plans.) 


Inquiry   Central Lib, Circulation Desk 
Tel : 880-5301, 5303   E-mail : libcirc@snu.ac.kr