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Fines and Fees

Fines for overdue or lost items GW owns may be paid by phone with a credit card*. To make a payment, please call 202-530-3947.

We accept GWorld card payments, credit cards*, checks, or money orders in person. Checks and money orders are also accepted by mail and should be made payable to the George Washington University. Please include your GWID number on the check or money order.

Please note: as of January 1, 2023, we no longer accept cash at Gelman, Eckles, or VSTC libraries.

*We accept all major credit cards, except American Express.

Fines owed to any WRLC consortium school may be paid at your home institution library or directly to that school. The grid below provides detailed contact and payment information for our consortium partners.


Institution Payment Method Accepted Pay by phone Pay in person Questions?
American University Credit card 202-885-3221 American University Library Circulation Desk
Catholic University of America Cash (exact change only), credit card, check 202-319-5060 Mullen Library
620 Michigan Ave, NE
University of the District of Columbia

Gallaudet University Cash or personal check Unavailable

Gallaudet University Library, Front Desk Service
George Mason University Mason Money/ID card Unavailable Any George Mason library location, 703-993-2240
Law:, 703-993-8120

Georgetown University Credit card ($5 min.) 202-687-7607 Lauinger Library
Howard University Cash, credit card, or check Unavailable

Founders Library
500 Howard Pl, NW

Marymount University Cash, credit card, or check 703-284-1533

Reinsch Library 2807 N Glebe Rd

Ballston Coakely Family Library 1000 North Glebe Rd

Main: 703-284-1533

Ballston: 703-284-5949

Contact the Check Out Desk

in-person: Entrance floor of Gelman Library


phone: 202-994-6840

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