Fines 2013-14

Fines For Vehicle Code Violations.


Parking on access ramp or in a space designated "Handicapped Parking" $50
Blocking access to fire lanes, hydrants, loading zones, service areas, trash pickup sites, and other designated areas or obstructing traffic$20
Parking in a "No Parking" zone or non-parking area$10
Dorm residents parking outside of respective residence hall lot$10
Village residents parking in a residence hall lot$10
Occupying a parking space for longer than the posted time limit $10


Any parking violation if fine is paid upon receipt$10
Any parking violation if fine must be applied to student's school bill$20
These include but are not limited to speeding, failing to observe a stop sign, driving recklessly, and driving the wrong way on a one-way street.$15




Any vehicle code violation fine not paid within two weeks of being issued is subject to an additional late-processing fee of $5, which is charged to the student's account along with the fee.

In addition, by failing to pay the fine within two weeks, the student forfeits any right to appeal the charge.


Peterson Memorial Library Charges and Fines


The library uses fines to promote equitable access to materials. Fines accrue until the end of the quarter in which the library material is overdue, at which time fines are charged to the borrower's account. If a borrower realizes an item is lost before the end of the quarter and notifies the library, fines will be stopped as soon as the item is reported lost. Prompt reporting of a lost item may help avoid being charged the maximum fine.

Fine rates

2- and 4-hour reserves$.50 per hour
Media (DVD, CD, etc.)$1.00 per day
Books, periodicals, and Summit items$.50 per day
Media Support Equipment$10 per day
Maximum fine per item$120.00 
Unpaid fines are charged to the borrower's account along with a $5 processing fee. The processing fee for fines can be avoided by paying the fine at the library circulation desk before the end of the quarter. Borrowers are responsible for checking their library record online for any fines and/or late items before the end of each quarter.

Unreturned/Damaged Materials

The borrower is financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged library materials. Regardless of whether payment has been made for an item, library items remain the property of the university. Materials cannot be purchased from the library except library sponsored book sales. Library materials are considered lost if not returned by the end of the quarter during which they were checked out. Replacement charges, processing fees, and fines are charged to the borrower's account at that time.

Lost or unreturned items

Non-refundable processing fee per item$15 per item
Most books and Summit items$75 per item (minimum)
Most periodicals$20 per issue (minimum)
Videos and DVD's$250
Laptop computers & media equipment$2,000
More expensive titlesCurrent cost of the item(s)

Interlibrary Loans

Interlibrary loans (ILL) offer access to materials not currently available within the Walla Walla University Library collections. Most ILLs may be acquired without additional charges to the student. In a situation where an item may only be acquired with a cost or copyright fees are required by law, the student will be notified and have the option to charge these costs to their student account.

There are additional fees for overdue ILL items as those resources should be returned promptly to continue a good relationship with the lending institution.

Interlibrary Loans Charges & Fees

Overdue Interlibrary loan items
$1 per day in addition to any charges assessed by the lending institution
Failure to pick up Interlibrary loan items
Lost or Damaged Interlibrary loan items
Determined by the lending institution
Interlibrary Loan Requests
Determined by the lending institution

Other University Fines

Falsely setting off a fire alarm $500
Setting off an explosive device $500
Damaging a room Varies with damage
Failure to return dorm/mailbox key (Meske)$50
Failure to return mailbox key$30
Failure to return non-dorm key$30
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Last update on April 21, 2015