Emory Students

Renewing materials

You may view your account and renew materials before their due date by visiting discoverE and clicking "Emory Login" Please use your NetID and password. To inquire about the possibility of renewing materials that are past due, please contact the Circulation Desk. Please note that the dates shown on your account are the dates materials are due; failure to receive a courtesy notice or overdue notice does not change the due date of the material or the fines that subsequently accrue.


Books may be returned at the Circulation Desk during library hours. A book drop located outside the second floor entrance to the library is also available 24 hours per day.  You may also return books at any other Emory library for return to Pitts; if you do so, please allow 48 hours for the items to be routed to Pitts to be checked in.


Any registered patron may recall any checked out item from another patron through use of the blue Request button in the item’s online catalog record. When an item is recalled, the current user is given 10 days to return the item. The item is then held for the requesting patron for 8 days.


Overdue fines for recalled items accrue at a rate of $2 per day.

Regular overdue items accrue fines at a rate of $.50 per day.

Items that are both overdue and recalled accrue both fines.

Reserve items accrue fines at a rate of $1 per hour for each item.

The minimum fee for a lost book is $100. The replacement fee may be higher according to actual replacement cost of the item. Please note that because the library replaces books as soon as possible, books that are found and returned after the bill has gone to the University bursar will not result in waiving the lost book fee.

Please be aware that library accounts may be barred for failure to return recalled items by the recall due date. In addition, library accounts may become blocked due to an excessive number of overdue books or an excessive accumulation of bills on the account.

Lost Items

If you have lost a book or other library item, please contact the Circulation Desk.