Circulation and Fines

All circulating materials at the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library are charged out at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor. Books may be returned there or in the book drop outside the library or at any of the other Howard University Library locations. Access services bills for late returns and lost items. Access Services offers library reserve services including processing and circulation of library and personal reserve materials.

Basic Circulation Policies and Fines

Patron Type Loan Period
Faculty/staff Four months
Graduate students Six weeks

Type of material Overdue fines
Books 25 cents per day/item
Audio-visuals 25 cents per day/item
Journals 05 cents per minute/item
Board Reviews 05 cents per minute/item

Reserve Fines and Charges

Loan Period Overdue fines
Hourly loans $3.00/hour or part hour/item
1-2 day loans $3.00 per day
3-7 day loans $5.00 per day