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Fines and Fees

Late fines and lost item replacement fees vary depending on the item and library. A list of common fees organized by borrower type and library can be found below.  Fines for late return of Reserve items, as well as short term loans, vary between libraries - please check with the individual library for precise information.

 
 

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HCL Libraries

Fines for HCL Libraries:  

 

Faculty, staff, and G4+

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28 (Cabot and Lamont only).

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $100 replacement cost + $10 processing fee.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28. (none at Harvard Yenching Library, except for Special Borrowers).

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $100 replacement cost + $10 processing fee.


 

Baker Business Library

 

Fines are the same for all library borrowers:

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $20.

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $100 replacement cost.


 

Countway Medical Library

 

Fines are the same for all library borrowers:

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28.

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  Item value or $120 replacement cost + $35 processing fee.


 

Divinity School Library

 

Faculty, staff, and G4+

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.


 

Gutman Education Library

 

Faculty

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $65 replacement cost.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $65 replacement cost.

 


 

Law School Library

 

Faculty, staff, and G4+

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $15

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $85 replacement cost - $20 for 7-day loan items.

 


 

Loeb Design Library

 

Faculty, G4+

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.25/day - max fine $15

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.


 

Kennedy School of Government Library

 

Faculty, Staff, G4+

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.

 

All other borrowers

Overdue fine:  $0.50/day - max fine $28

Recalled items:  $2/day.

Lost items:  $75 replacement cost.