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 Reserved Items Return to Other Branches Processing Time
Circulation Desk
in the Central Library
O O Borrowed Items from
9 branch libraries 2)
Instantly
Circulation Desk
in the 9 branch libraries1)
O O Borrowed Items from Central Library and 9 Branch Libraries Instantly
Automatic Return Machine
on 1st and 2nd Floor
of Central Library3)
O O
(Automatic
Return Machine B)
X Instantly
Automatic Return Machine
of all Branch Libraries
O X O Instantly
Return Box at Dorms
and College of Engineering4)
O O O Returned that day5)
/Delivered the day after6)
Reference Room
(College and Research Center)
Should be returned to the reference room(not available return service)

1) Social Sciences, Business, Agriculture and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medical, Music, Medicine, International Studies, Dental, Law Library
2) Borrowed Items from Branch Libraries: returnable to loan desk of Central Library
3) 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
4) Return Box at Dorms and College of Engineering: Borrowed Items from CentralLibrary and Branch Libraries are returnable
5) After collecting, returning processed that day
6) Delivered the day after: Returned Items (owned by Branch Libraries) after 3:30pm.

Return Boxes

  • Locations
    • Student Dormitory
      • Bldg. 900 : at the gate of underground 2
      • Bldg. 920 (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, Sun : 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 yo u 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)
  • Daily overdue fines: \200 per book. (\300 per requested book). Standard Loan books and requested books have a 2 day 'grace period' after the due date during which fines will not be incurred. If the item is returned after the grace period, fines are incurred for that whole period.
  • Overdue fine can be paid by card, online or cash
    • Card : Main Library main building 1F Return room, 2F Book Borrowing/Return Kiosk
    • Online : Homepage > login > My library > Online payment
    • Cash : Main library or Branch Library Book Borrowing/Return


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