As of June 2023, the KSU Library System will no longer charge overdue fines. Items not returned are subject to lost item or replacement fees. Fees for lost or replacement items can be paid at Sturgis or Johnson Libraries with either credit card or check.

Lost Book Charges

Patrons are responsible for any books checked-out to their library account, and will be fined for lost books. Books are automatically declared lost after 20 days past due. 

All patrons who do not return lost books will be expected to pay the replacement costs. Access Services staff will inform the patron of the cost of a lost book. The replacement cost must be paid before the patron’s borrowing privileges will be reinstated.


When books have been damaged beyond repair or are reported to be lost or irretrievable, then patrons are expected to pay the replacement costs for the book. Due to the age and relevancy of certain items in the collection replacement copies are not accepted.


 **Note – it is the responsibility of the patron to check their library account regularly to ensure that no overdue items are charged to their library account. 


Contact our Access Services Department for further assistance:

Sturgis Library at Kennesaw Campus: 470-578-6202
Johnson Library at Marietta Campus: 470-578-7276