Answered By: Melissa Del Castillo
Last Updated: May 12, 2020     Views: 370

Will I be fined for overdue items?

  • There will be no overdue fines while the campus is closed due to Coronavirus social distancing recommendations.
  • Due dates will be extended to correspond to the period that the Libraries remain closed.
  • Students, faculty, and staff will NOT be charged overdue fines for the duration of the closure.
  • Blocks in Student Financials due to past fines & fees will be temporarily removed to allow students to register for summer classes.
  • For withdrawal forms: Scan (scanner, phone picture, etc.) the form and email it to A library supervisor will sign it and email it back to you.

What if I have questions about my library account and/or fees?

Please email

What if I'm graduating and have items checked out?

Graduating students: All library items must be returned and your library account must be cleared before the University will release your diploma. Please see below for how to return items.

Can I return books that I checked out?

Yes, you can return books in the book drop at either campus.  At BBC, the book drop is outside the front door of the library.  At MMC, the book drop is in the breezeway at the entrance to the library by Starbucks.  

Books and interlibrary loaned (ILL) items may be returned in book drops at GL and HL at any time.

Can I mail books back to the library?

Yes, library items can be mailed to the address below:

Green Library Room 290

Florida International University

11200 SW 8th St.

Miami, FL 33199

Do I have to return borrowed books?

NOTHING NEEDS TO BE RETURNED DURING OUR CLOSING. All fines incurred during this time will be forgiven.  Currently, the book drops can be used to return books and videos.  However, please do not return devices via the book drops because they may be damaged.

Can I submit an Interlibrary Loan request?

We will continue to accept and fulfill loan requests for journal articles. Please be aware that many libraries have ceased fulfilling requests for books, so for the immediate future, we will not be able to fulfill book requests.

What about finding eBooks?

Please check our eBook access options. We are working on establishing additional sources for eBook access and will post updates as other sources become available.

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