NOTE: All information is preliminary and subject to change without notice.

All items are checked out on the borrower’s Prunty-Russo Media Lab account. Borrowers are responsible for:

  • Returning or renewing items on time.
  • Knowing the due dates of borrowed items.
  • Checking their Alfred University email account for notices.
  • Paying all overdue fines and charges for lost or damaged items.

To Check Out Digital Media Lab Items:

  1. TBD

To Reserve Materials from the Media Lab:

  1. TBD

Renewing Materials

Renewable items may be renewed one time per checkout in the following ways, provided no other patron has requested them:

  • Renew items online any time using LINK TO MEDIA LAB RESERVATION SYSTEM
  • Renew items in person at the Media Lab

Overdue Notices

Overdue notices are sent via email as a courtesy.

Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt the borrower from any charges that result from keeping items past their due date.

If the borrower’s email address is not available, the notice is sent to the local/campus address on file with the Alfred University.

Overdue Fines & Replacement Fees

Fines are accrued when items are overdue. Items more than 30 days overdue are deemed lost and replacement fees are charged. Unpaid charges will result in suspension or cancellation of Media Lab privileges and/or blocks on registration, transcripts, and diplomas.

Direct questions about overdue fines and replacement fees to the Media Lab Director. Make sure to include details about the item(s) fines are on.


Fines and replacement fees are removed from student library accounts and charged directly to student bursar accounts at the end of each month.

If a borrower wishes to dispute a fine or replacement charge, they must do so within two weeks of the charge being applied to their account. After this period all charges are final.


Faculty and staff are not responsible for fines for Media Lab equipment. They are however responsible for replacement fees or replacement copies for Media Lab equipment.

Fine and Replacement Amounts

Items checked out from the Media Lab fall into one of four tiers that determine the daily fine amount as well as the approximate replacement cost. Fine amounts are generally not adjusted but replacement costs can fluctuate depending on the current cost to replace the item, any parts returned in working order, or our ability to repair instead of replace the item.

Red tagged items are $25/day or $1200 replacement

Orange tagged items are $15/day or $300 replacement

Green tagged items are $10/day or $100 replacement

Blue tagged items are $5/day or $50 replacement


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