Overdue Fines

Overdue fines are placed on materials that go over the set loan period. The chart below details the current fines for overdue materials. Fines can be paid by cash or check at the library front desk. Fines over $1.00 can be paid by Visa or Mastercard at the front desk, or over the phone by dialing Circulation at 678-839-6502. 

Special note about Recalls: If an item has been recalled (another patron requested it while it was checked out), you will receive notification of your changed due date. Failure to return your item by the new due date results in a $1/day per item recalled fine. All patrons including Faculty and Staff are required to pay these recall fines.

Overdue Fines By Item Type

Item Type
Overdue Fine
Books $0.25/day
Calculators $0.05/minute
Dry Erase Marker Kit $0.50/hour
DVDs $1.00/day
DVD Player $0.05/minute
GIL Express No Fine
Headphones $0.50/hour
(ILL) Interlibrary loan $1.00/day
Laptops $0.05/minute
Parent Box $0.05/minute
Reserves Varies per item
Scanners $0.05/minute
Study Room $0.05/minute

Overdue Fines By Item Type

  • Item Type : Books
    Overdue Fine : $0.25/day

  • Item Type : Calculators
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

  • Item Type : Dry Erase Marker Kit
    Overdue Fine : $0.50/hour

  • Item Type : DVDs
    Overdue Fine : $1.00/day

  • Item Type : DVD Player
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

  • Item Type : GIL Express
    Overdue Fine : No Fine

  • Item Type : Headphones
    Overdue Fine : $0.50/hour

  • Item Type : (ILL) Interlibrary loan
    Overdue Fine : $1.00/day

  • Item Type : Laptops
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

  • Item Type : Parent Box
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

  • Item Type : Reserves
    Overdue Fine : Varies per item

  • Item Type : Scanners
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

  • Item Type : Study Room
    Overdue Fine : $0.05/minute

Replacement Charges

Replacement costs are charged for lost items or items too damaged (any water damage, large tears, etc.) to be repaired. Occasionally an item is found after a replacement fine has been paid for. If items are found (in good condition) and returned within 90 days of payment, the replacement charge will be refunded.

The chart which follows details the current replacement costs for lost materials and all other applicable fees (at the time an item is deemed missing, your account will show a lost item holding fine of $100). The actual replacement amount is listed below. If a lost item is not listed with a set value please allow one week for the value to be determined.

Fines can be paid by cash, Visa, Mastercard, or check at the library front desk. They can also be paid by Visa or Mastercard over the phone by dialing Circulation at 678-839-6502. 

Replacement Cost By Item Type

Item Type
Replacement Cost
Books Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee
Dry Erase Marker Kit $5.00
DVD Players $50.00
GIL Express Determined by owning library + $35 processing fee
Government Documents $35.00 processing fee
Graphing Calculators Determination based on value of calculator
Headphones $5.00
Headphones with Mic  $25.00
Interlibrary loan Determined by owning library + Fine (if any)
Laptops Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee
Laptop Chargers $20.00
Music - CD, tape, audiobook, or record Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee
Parent Box $30.00
Study Room Keys $35.00
Video Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee

Replacement Cost By Item Type

  • Item Type : Books
    Replacement Cost : Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee

  • Item Type : Dry Erase Marker Kit
    Replacement Cost : $5.00

  • Item Type : DVD Players
    Replacement Cost : $50.00

  • Item Type : GIL Express
    Replacement Cost : Determined by owning library + $35 processing fee

  • Item Type : Government Documents
    Replacement Cost : $35.00 processing fee

  • Item Type : Graphing Calculators
    Replacement Cost : Determination based on value of calculator

  • Item Type : Headphones
    Replacement Cost : $5.00

  • Item Type : Headphones with Mic 
    Replacement Cost : $25.00

  • Item Type : Interlibrary loan
    Replacement Cost : Determined by owning library + Fine (if any)

  • Item Type : Laptops
    Replacement Cost : Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee

  • Item Type : Laptop Chargers
    Replacement Cost : $20.00

  • Item Type : Music - CD, tape, audiobook, or record
    Replacement Cost : Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee

  • Item Type : Parent Box
    Replacement Cost : $30.00

  • Item Type : Study Room Keys
    Replacement Cost : $35.00

  • Item Type : Video
    Replacement Cost : Determination based on item value + $35 processing fee

Failure to Pay Fines and Fees

Fines stay on a patron's account until they are paid. Failure to pay fines and fees can cause delays in registration, transcripts, refunds, etc. University employees are subject to the rules set forth in the employee handbook about financial obligations to the institution. For all patrons, library privileges will be suspended until materials are returned or fines and fees are paid.