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Accruing Fines Policy

To access this screen, sign in Service Configuration, open the WMS Circulation left navigation, select Billing, and then select the Accruing Fines Policy link.

Use this screen to determine if accruing fines and fees should be included in a patron's outstanding bill value limit. The Outstanding Bill Value Limit is the maximum amount of fines, fees, and bills that the patron can accrue before they are blocked from checking out items. For more information on the outstanding bill value limit and how to configure it, see Patron Type Policy.

Accruing Fines Policy settings

The following describes the settings you can select on the Accruing Fines Policy screen:

  • Yes: Accruing fines and fees will be included when the system calculates the outstanding bill value limit for a patron.
  • No: Accruing fines and fees will not be included when the system calculates the outstanding bill value limit for a patron. Accruing fines and fees will be included in the limit only when the overdue items are returned to the library.

View accruing fines and fees in WorldShare Circulation

You can see any accruing charges on the Bills tab in a patron's account:

Bill tab of patron's account

For more information on viewing a patron's bills, see View and add notes to bills .

 

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