Borrowing Privileges

Renewing materials

You may view your account and renew materials before their due date by visiting discoverE and clicking "Sign in" at the top right of the page. Emory users, please use your NetID and password. Affiliate users, please use your card number in both fields. 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 at the west entrance to the library is also available 24 hours per day. 


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 overdue and recalled accrue both fines.

Reserve items returned after the first open library hour accrue fines at a rate of $1 per hour for each item.

The fee for a lost book is a minimum of $100. The replacement fee may be higher according to actual replacement cost of the item.

Computers, electronics, and technology accessories accrue fines at a higher rate and and carry higher replacement costs. For a statement of technology lending policies and fines, visit the circulating technology page.

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.

Patrons are responsible for books that they have borrowed and may be charged for damage to books. Patrons should not dog-ear pages or stick any adhesive materials in library books. The library reserves the right to charge a lost book fee for highlighting, underlining or otherwise defacing library books, or for placing post-it notes or other adhesive markers in books.

Lost Items

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