Returning Materials

Return all materials charged out to you to the Circulation Desk. When the desk is unattended, deposit items in the book drop by the library entrance.

Items left at an unattended Circulation Desk, on study tables or other unsecured locations are your responsibility, and you will be billed for them if they are lost.

“Claims Returned”
If you are notified that an item is overdue or subject to billing, but believe that you returned it, ask staff to check the shelves for that item. If it is not on the shelf, you will be held responsible for item replacement.


Suspension of Privileges
Borrowing privileges are suspended when fines total $10 or more.
All fines and fees must be paid before leaving PCOM educational programs or employment.

Fines accrue at the following rates:

  • Books: $0.25 per day
  • AVs: $1.00 per day
  • Reserves: $1.00 per hour

Paying Fines
The PCOM Library now accepts credit and debit card payments (including Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover and Apple Pay).
Alternatively, you can use your PCOM Smart ID card or pay by money order made out to PCOM Library.

Lost or Damaged Books or AVs
You are responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged books and AVs. Items must be returned in good condition without evidence of defacement, mutilation, or water damage. You will be billed for the cost of lost or damaged item plus a processing fee of $25. A default price of $150 per item appears on the overdue notice. The true cost will be reflected on the Lost Item Bill.

Report lost or damaged items as soon as possible. Late fees will accrue from the Due Date until payment is made. Late fees are in addition to replacement costs and processing fee.

Sharing Borrowing Privileges
All books and AVs charged out in your name are your responsibility. For this reason, you should not charge out materials for someone else.

Returns & Renewals
All material should be renewed or returned on time. Return materials to a Circulation Desk staff member or deposit them in the book drop to ensure their secure return.

Waiving of Fines/Fees
Fine cancellations, while rare, may be granted in certain instances. Appeals for fine adjustment or cancellation must be made in writing via our Fine/Fee Appeal form.

Are You Graduating?

Students must return all library materials and pay any outstanding library fees prior to graduation. Failure to do so will result in a hold placed on your university account that will prevent you from receiving your diploma or academic transcripts.

Payments may be made by credit or debit card, in-person or via phone anytime the library is staffed.

You may also call the Circulation Desk to inquire about the status of your account.

Philadelphia Circulation Desk: 215-871-6470

Suwanee Circulation Desk: 678-225-7543

Moultrie Circulation Desk: 229-668-3142