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Fines and Fees

Replacement fees for lost or long overdue materials vary depending on the item and library. Fines for late return of reserve items and other short term loans vary between libraries - please check with the individual library for precise information.

Non-receipt of overdue notices does not exempt borrowers from library fines and fees. Please check your HOLLIS account regularly.

For questions and additional information, please contact the Harvard Library Billing Office at 617-496-3015 or




Types of Fines and Fees

Standard Overdue Fines

  • Discontinued as of April 1, 2017.

Overdue Fines for Recalled Materials

  • $3.00 per day, maximum of $45 per recalled item.

Fines for Reserve Materials and Other Short Term Loans

  • Standard fees are $0.02 per minute, with exceptions listed below:
  • $1.00 per hour: Countway Medical Library, Divinity School Library, Gutman Education Library, Kennedy School Library, Law School Library, Loeb Design Library

Replacement Fee for Lost or Long Overdue Materials

  • Standard fees are $100 replacement cost + $10 processing fee, with exceptions listed below:
  • $65 Replacement Fee: Gutman Education Library.
  • $75 Replacement Fee: Divinity School Library, Kennedy School Library.
  • $85 Replacement Fee: Law School Library
  • $120 Replacement Fee: Countway Medical Library (also $35 processing fee).
  • Item Cost Replacement Fee: MCZ Library (also $35 processing fee).