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7:00am to 8:00pm
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9:00am to 6:00pm
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Fines and Fees

Beginning April 15, 2019, the GW Libraries have eliminated daily fines for general collection books that are overdue less than 40 days, reducing a financial burden on students using library services. This includes books on loan through any of the GW Libraries and/or checked out via the Washington Research Consortium’s interlibrary loan. Over the summer, current unpaid book fines will be removed from patrons’ accounts across all member institutions of the Washington Research Library Consortium.

Lost, recalled, and reserve items remain subject to their respective fees and fines to help keep items that are most needed by patrons circulating.


Fines for overdue or lost items GW owns may be paid by cash, check, credit card*, and GWorld card at Gelman, Eckles, or VSTC libraries. You may also make payment by phone by calling the payment line of the Check Out Desk at 202-530-3947.

Checks and money orders are accepted by mail and should be made payable to the George Washington University. Please include your GWid number on the check or money order.

*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 circulation@american.edu
202-885-3221
Catholic University of America Cash (exact change only), credit card, check 202-319-5060 Mullen Library
620 Michigan Ave, NE
lib-circulation@cua.edu
202-319-5060
University of the District of Columbia        
Gallaudet University Cash or personal check Unavailable Gallaudet University Library, Front Desk Service library.circdesk@gallaudet.edu
202-250-2349
George Mason University Mason Money/ID card Unavailable Any George Mason library location fencirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-2240
law: lawcirc@gmu.edu, 703-993-8120
Georgetown University Credit card ($5 min.) 202-687-7607 Lauinger Library accessservices@georgetown.edu
202-687-7607
Howard University Cash, credit card, or check Unavailable Founders Library
500 Howard Pl, NW
accessdept@howard.edu
202-806-7250
Marymount University Cash, credit card, or check 703-284-1533

Reinsch Library
2807 N Glebe Rd

Ballston Coakely Family Library
1000 North Glebe Rd

mucirc@marymount.edu
703-284-1533

703-284-5949

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