Please note that the following are NOT acceptable reasons for appealing a fine.• Lack of knowledge of circulation policies
To appeal on other grounds, please follow the process outlined on this page. You may be asked to provide documentation; for example, a doctor’s certificate to accompany an appeal on medical grounds.
Verbal Consultation: Speak with the Assistant Director at the Library and explain why you believe the charges should be reduced or dismissed.
Written Appeal: If you disagree with the outcome of your consultation with the Assistant Director, complete a written appeal using the online form available here. Optionally, appeals may be delivered in person or mailed to the following address:Library Appeals Committee
Appeals must be filed within one semester from the end of the semester in which the charges were assessed. Your appeal will be carefully reviewed and investigated. Committee communication is conducted via the Ivy Tech email system. You will normally receive a response within 7-10 working days. Many appeals will be resolved more quickly, but an appeal often entails a comprehensive search of book stacks and online records over several days.