Faculty and Student Fines and Waiving
All waiving is done by Iliana or Lisa
Group Study Rooms
**There are some patrons with large overdue fines -- $150.00 and more – that migrated from Sierra. Waive $135.00 of the fines because we stopped collecting fines in March 2020 when campus closed. We returned August 2021. Approximately 18 months of fines at $.25 per day equals $135.00. This waive is only applicable for loans from 2020 or before.
As of 5/17/22 overdue fines accrue until the book is returned. Alma declaring them lost no longer stops the accrual.
Overdue and Lost Loan – five letters
Borrowing Activity Letter
Opting Out of Letters
Patrons can opt out of receiving letters. It's done one by one at the patron level. Go to the patron record Admin> Manage Users > and search the patron's name. Under the "General Information" tab, click on "Selected Patron Letters":
Uncheck the letters, but keep the Courtesy letter, Fines/Fees Notification letter, and Overdue Notice:
Click "Save" and then save the patron record.
Bursar Integration Job
In the first job that runs, all patrons with active fines will be migrated to Banner regardless of whether they are currently enrolled or employed.
Fines exported to Bursar will appear as “transferred” in Alma:
Fines paid in Banner and imported into Alma appear as "closed.":
The Export/Import job – Alma to Banner/Banner to Alma – will run every day at 7:00pm.
If a fine is in Banner, payment done at the Library has to be manually entered into Banner. Nothing can be done in Alma because Alma doesn't recognize that there's a fine because it's been transferred. The Bursar job will import the payment into Alma the next time it runs. Fines that are paid on the day they accrue will be paid in Alma and not be exported to Banner.