Fines and Fees
The overdue fine is 25 cents per day for each item overdue. If books are lost or overdue, or if fines accumulate, the Libraries will restrict borrowers' library privileges. Holds may be placed on borrowers' university records to restrict access to course registration, transcripts, and the purchase of athletic tickets.
Avoid fines by renewing books online. For more information, see My Account.
If recalled books are not returned at the required time, a fee of $1.00 per day per item will be assessed. All patrons are subject to recall fines.
Books can be returned to any library location on the Athens campus except the Miller Learning Center and the Richard B. Russell Jr. Special Collections Libraries Building.
Borrowers are responsible for all items they check out of the libraries. If books are lost or damaged, please notify the library staff. See more about lost or damaged books.
Payment for fines and fees can be made in person at the Main and Science Libraries' circulation desks with cash, check, or credit card. Payments can also be made by phone with a credit card or by mail with a check or money order made payable to UGA Libraries.
The Libraries will restrict the library privileges of any borrower who has excessive unpaid fines, fails to return books, or fails to pay for lost or damaged books. If the borrower is or has been a UGA student, a hold will be placed on their university records. If a hold is placed on a library account, the borrower is restricted from charging materials, holding a carrel, or requesting materials through Interlibrary Loan. When a hold is placed on a borrower's university records, the borrower cannot register for classes, purchase athletic tickets, or receive official copies of their University transcripts. Holds will be removed when obligations to the Libraries are cleared.
Before leaving the University, borrowers should check their library accounts to ensure that all books have been returned and all fines/fees have been paid.