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Library Homepage: Fine Schedule

The WCTC Library serves the students, faculty, staff, and residents of the Waukesha County Technical College district.

Students, Staff, District Residents, In-District Employees

Collection Item Grace Period Fine
General Collection books, periodicals, DVDs 7 days NONE
Equipment mice, headphones, MacBook Pros, calculators none $1.00/hour
Other technology iPads, mobile Wi-Fi hotspots* none $1.00/day*
Reserve material all none $1.00/day
Reference material checked out by special permission none $1.00/day
Interlibrary Loan all none


*Special fine policy for mobile Wi-Fi hotspots: Due to demand, there are no renewals and there is no grace period; fines accrue until the device is returned. Hotspots more than 7 days late will result in a 1-year suspension of mobile Wi-Fi hotspot borrowing privileges. 

Note: Fines for overdue materials can be forgiven with a donation to the Campus Cupboard, WCTC's on-campus food pantry for currently enrolled students. Nonperishable, unexpired food items are accepted. To have your fine forgiven, please bring your donation to the WCTC Library Information Desk, rather than directly to the Campus Cupboard. Lost item fees are not eligible for forgiveness.

  • A courtesy notice reminder is emailed 3 days prior to the due date.
  • The first overdue notice is emailed 7 days past the due date.
  • The second overdue notice is emailed 14 days past the due date.
  • The third overdue notice is emailed 21 days past the due date.
  • Items are declared "lost" after 21 days and replacement and processing fees are applied.
  • Holds will be placed on accounts for charges of $10.00 or more and Library privileges will be revoked until charges are paid. Patrons are permitted to resume privileges when the balance on the account drops below $10.00.
  • A fine may be charged if items are returned with any damage. 
  • The maximum overdue fine amount is $20.00 per item (overdue fines stop accumulating after that, however, lost item fees may still be charged).
Fines or fees can be paid online at the following link:

Users must enter name, contact info, what the payment is for, and student ID number, if applicable. When payment is complete, an automatic email is sent to the student and the Library will be notified.