Overdue and Lost Items Policy

Policy Summary

Policy summarizing the overdue and lost items process. 


Borrowers are responsible for all items checked out on their library account.  

Overdue Items

The Foley Library does not charge overdue fees. 

Lost and Damaged Items

The Foley Library charges a replacement fee for each lost or damaged item. Replacement costs for books may also include a nominal processing fee. Multiple email overdue notices are sent to the borrower before we declare an item lost. Once an item is declared lost the appropriate fees are charged to the borrower’s university account.

All unpaid fees for lost or damaged items will cause a hold to be placed on the borrower’s university account. This hold prevents GU students from registering for courses, accessing transcripts, and receiving financial aid disbursements. Unpaid fees for other borrowers will be collected in accordance with university policies and procedures. Repeated occurrences of lost or damaged items my lead to additional penalties.

Replacement Fees

Laptop $1500
Books & DVDs $35 - $350
Study Room Key $100
Camera $100
Business, scientific, or graphing calculator $30 - $100
Green screen $75
Laptop charger $75
Miscellaneous technology $75
Whiteboard $25
Phone charger $25
Locker lock $10
Miscellaneous reserve items $5

Charges will be cleared from the borrower’s account when the item is returned in good condition or the appropriate fee is paid.


Head of User Services
Laura Hutton

Reviewed 10/2/19