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Fines Overview

Books & Media

Circulating Books$10.00 at 40 days overdue
Recalled Books$5.00 per day

Interlibrary loan items

$1.00 per day

Media (DVD, CD, & VHS)

$1.00 per day

Replacement Costs: Books more than 40 days overdue and media items more than 10 days overdue are charged to the patron's record for replacement. The item replacement fee is $120 per item. Patrons have the option of purchasing a replacement copy independent of the library to reduce the cost. Please contact Access Services at 202 687-7607 for more information.

Reserve Items & Media Reserves

Two-, Four-, 24-hour loan period$1.00 per hour
Three-day loan period$1.00 per hour

Library Equipment

Equipment (video cameras, light kits)$5.00 per hour
AV Accessories (cables, memory cards)$1.00 per hour
Replacement Costs: Borrowers will be assessed replacement charges for lost or broken items, and for equipment more than one week overdue. A $30 processing fee will be assessed in addition to the replacement costs and any overdue fines. Charges will be added to the student's account through the Bursar's office. 
Replacement cost of $30 for items costing $.0 - $75
Replacement cost of $150 for items costing $76 - $300
Replacement cost of $500 for items costing $301 - $700


A block will be placed on your circulation record if you owe the following amount in fines:

  • Georgetown Students, Faculty, Researchers and Staff: $100
  • WRLC, CIRLA, Library Associates and other Special Borrowers: $25