Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fines and Scheduling: A Library Ransom Note

Pay your overdue fines and nobody's course schedule gets hurt!

Just kidding, sort of. As you probably know, you can't register if you have a hold on your account, and a library fine of  $5.00 or more will trigger a hold on your account. If you don't pay this immediately you will lose precious scheduling hours and may be stuck taking square dancing at 8:00 a.m. on Friday mornings instead of the biology class you need to graduate. Not that there's anything wrong with square dancing. You get to wear petticoats and cowboy boots.

Bottom line: for best results, make sure your library fines are cleared ASAP.  You can do it all online. You will need to know your fine total before using the online fee system, so take note of it when you log in to your Library Account. Using the online fee payment system is pretty simple. 

1. Log in to your My Library Account (linked on the library homepage) with your Pipeline information
2. Locate the exact amount you owe and then click on Library Fines and Fees
3. On the next page, click again on the link that says Library Fines and Fees
4. Enter the amount of your payment and Add to Cart (again, you'll need to know this ahead of time. This information is in your Library Account)
5. On the next page, enter your name and either your M number or library barcode (the one on the back of your MTSU ID starting with 23082) and then Checkout
6. Enter your email and either register an account or Continue Unregistered
7. Then pay with your debit or credit card

And, presto! Your record is clean. Well, technically it takes one business day to clear any holds, but your conscience will be clean. Let us know if you have any questions about this process.

If you need to see what your fines are, you can do so through your online Library Account.

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