How do I pay my library fine?

Answered By: Sarah Cairns
Last Updated: Jun 16, 2020     Views: 16

If you have a library fine, you have some options:

  • Students can pay the billed item in Mosaic. 
  • Instead of money, you can "pay" the fine by donating non-perishable food items. See Food for Fines, below.
  • All other users must pay fines at the Mills Library Services Desk. We can accept debit/credit cards (no cash payments).


McMaster University Libraries is currently partnering with the McMaster Student Union’s Food Collective Centre to offer our users a unique alternative to paying your recall or reserve library fine - you can now pay with nonperishable food items.  For every item of nonperishable food item you bring in we will lower your recall or reserve fine by $5.00.


For more information on loan policies and fines, please visit Borrowing from McMaster Library.