Fines & Fees Policy

Odum Library Fines/Fees

Fines/Fees can be paid at the Main Circulation desk with either cash or check. No bills larger than five dollars can be changed after 4:00 pm. 

Overdue Materials

There are no overdue charges for materials from Odum Library that are returned late.

Lost Book Charges

Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out to their library account, and will be fined a replacement cost for lost books. Books are automatically declared lost 28 days after the due date. If the patron returns the book after it goes to lost status, the fee will be waived.

When the item is declared lost, an academic hold is placed on the borrower’s account. This hold will block registration for classes, access to grades, and access to transcripts. The hold will be lifted once the fee is paid or the item returned. 

Damaged Items

When items are returned damaged or in an unusable condition, the patron will be fined for the replacement cost of the item. 

New Media Center

Items checked out from New Media Center fall under a separate policy. New Media Center’s Late Fee and Return Policy.

GIL Express

Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out from other USG libraries, and will be fined a replacement cost for lost books. Each institution establishes their own policies and fine/fee rates.

Contact the Main Circulation Desk for further assistance, 229-333-5869.