Emory Staff

Renewing materials

Current Emory faculty, students, and staff may renew materials before their due date by visiting discoverE, clicking "Sign in" at the top right of the page, and entering an Emory NetID and password. Affiliate users, please contact the Circulation Desk to inquire about renewing materials. 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.


For persons approved to be on campus, Pitts Theology Library books can be returned using the book return slot located outside the 2nd floor entrance/exit of the Rita Anne Rollins Building, nearest White Hall and the Chemistry building. For persons not approved to be on campus, contact the Pitts circulation team (theologycirc@emory.edu) to explore other options for returning items back to the library.


Current Emory faculty, students, and staff who have been cleared to return to campus can recall books that have been checked out. To do this, follow the directions at http://pitts.emory.edu/requests. 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.


Library fines and fees can be paid at the Pitts circulation desk using any major credit card, including Visa, American Express, or Discover, as well as Apple Pay and Google Pay. We cannot accept cash or check payments. All Emory students' fines and fees will be charged to the University student account after 2 weeks.

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

Reserve items 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.

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.