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Q: How much are overdue fines?


COVID-19 Closure Update

As of March 16, fines for overdue library material are being waived. The information below only applies when Kennesaw State University re-opens for normal operation.

Normal Library Fine Policies

March 16 - The fines list below are currently waived.

Please see the chart below for library fees and fines. All fines must be paid in cash or check.

These fines and fees apply to ALL KSU Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni and Friends of the Library.


Fee/Fine Type


Fee/Fine Amount

*General Collection

50 cents per book per day

Maximum Fine

$35 per item

3-day and 7-day Reserves

$3 per item per day

2-hour Reserves

5 cents per minute

Maximum Fine (Reserves)

$10 per item

**Lost books (circulating and reserve)

Price to replace book + processing fee + fines

Processing fees all items


**Damaged Books

Tech Services will decide on charge depending on damage + processing fee and fines

Blocks (circulating & reserves) –patron cannot check-out anymore items when this amount is reached


All KSU Recalls

Charge $2.50 per day; max. = $35


$3.00 item per week; max. = $9 item

Damaged or Lost ILL items

Charge All Patrons:  Price of item + $35 processing fee

GIL Express – Lending Institution Recalls

$2.50 per day; max. = $30

Damaged or Lost GIL Express items

Charge All Patrons:  Price of item + $35 processing fee

Additional Information

  • Requested and recalled items cannot be renewed. 
  • Delinquent accounts may result in an administrative hold that could prevent registration for future terms and possibly graduation.
  • See our Lost Books FAQ for information about lost book fines and fees. To renew your items or speak with circulation staff about any questions you have regarding items on your account, please contact the Sturgis Library at 470-578-6202 or the Johnson Library at 470-578-7276.

Annual renewals for faculty

  • KSU faculty and staff have a checkout period of one year for KSU books.
  • All KSU books are due each year on August 31.
  • Similar to technology on campus, the KSU Libraries need to inventory all library property once a year. This includes books checked out to faculty and staff.
  • You may check out the books again for one year after returning them to the library check out desks.
  • Books cannot be renewed online.

For more information

For more help, call or visit one of our Check Out Desks:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ground Floor): 470-578-6202
Johnson Library at Marietta (First Floor): 470-578-7276

Last Updated

Last Updated

Mar 16, 2020


Research Help

Virtual In-Person (VIP) Reference 
Walk-up service for quick help at the library. Available at both campuses Monday - Thursday from 9a-5p.

Johnson Library: Library first floor, room 109, next to the Check-Out desk.
Sturgis Library: Library ground floor computer lab, across from the Check-Out desk, at the first workstation.

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