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Your Account in Barton

Use Your Account in Barton to:

  • Request and renew library materials
  • See what you have checked out
  • See your library fines

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What are the fine amounts?

How do I pay fines?

Can I appeal a fine?

An item I borrowed has a due date of "long overdue." What does that mean?

I lost an item I borrowed from the library. What do I do?

I found an item I already paid to replace. Can I return the item and be refunded?

I have library materials on my account that I already returned/never checked out. What do I do?

Will I still be able to borrow from the library if I have unpaid fines?

Will I receive an email reminder when my items are due?

Do you want to share your thoughts on the MIT Libraries fines policy?


Damaged library materials

What happens if I lose or damage library materials?

I like to use highlighters or pencils for notation. Is this damage?

What about stickies or Post-it notes?


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