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Access Services and Information Commons at the Daniel J. Kaufman Library & Learning Center

Are there fines or fees on library materials?

GGC Students, Faculty, and Staff; Campus Partners (includes GGC and GIL Express materials):

  • Usually, there are no overdue fines on non-reserve books and DVDs that can be checked out and taken home.
    • Exceptions:
      • Long-overdue ("Lost Status") materials will have lost replacement and processing fees attached to your library account.  At Kaufman Library at GGC, these fees are removed once the items are returned in good condition.
      • Other University System of Georgia (USG) schools may have different policies regarding overdue or "Lost Status" materials.
  • Graphing Calculators$5.00 per hour 
  • Whiteboard Kits$1.00 per hour
  • Course Reserve items:
    • Two-Hour Reserve (In-Library-Use-Only):  $1.00 per item, per hour
    • One-Day, Three-Day, or One-Week Reserve:  $1.00 per item, per day

Gwinnett County Public Library and Gwinnett Technical College Patrons:

  • 25 cents per book, per day

Fees on damaged or lost items (GGC, GIL Express, and Interlibrary Loan):

  • Vary according to the replacement cost of the item.
  • Patrons also incur a processing fee of $4.50 per item on GGC books and DVDs.
  • GIL Express books and Interlibrary Loan materials may also have processing fees.‚Äč

How do I know if I have any fines or fees?

  1. Go to the GIL-Find at GGC homepage.
  2. In the top right-hand corner, click on My Account.
  3. In the yellow section, click on Sign in.
  4. In the Log in as box, click on Students, Faculty, & Staff.
  5. Log in with your GGC login credentials (the same user I.D. and password you use for your GGC email, etc.)
  6. On the left side, click on Fines & Fees
  7. Any fines or fees currently on your account will be listed.  
  • Fines and fees on your library account block you from checking out additional materials.  
  • You will also be blocked in Banner, which prevents you from registering for classes, getting your grades, obtaining a transcript, or graduating.
  1. Stop by the Circulation Desk at the Kaufman Library to pay your fines/fees with Cave Cash that has been added to your Claw Card or you may pay in Marketplace.
  2. When your fines and fees have been paid, your library account will be unblocked and you may check out library materials again.
  • Your Banner hold will also be removed within 24 business hours. 

(For GGC Students, Faculty, and Staff only.  For all others, please speak to the staff at the Circulation Desk at the Kaufman Library.)

Note:  Interlibrary Loan fees visible on your library account may not accurately reflect actual replacement and processing fees.  Contact the Circulation Desk for assistance in paying for lost or damaged Interlibrary Loan items.

How do I pay my fines/fees?

Fines and fees can be paid in person via Claw Card or Guest Card or at the GGC Marketplace with a credit card.  The Kaufman Library cannot accept cash, checks, debit or credit cards. 

Cave Cash can be added to your Claw Card at the Claw Card Station in:

  •  Kaufman Library (Building L)
  • Building B (Atrium)
  • Building E (Student Center)
  • Building 1000 (Student Housing) 
  • Cave Cash can also be added to your Claw Card in person at Student Accounts (D Building).
  • Note:  The Claw Card Station takes $1, $5, $10, and $20 bills.  It does not take or give change. 


Cave Cash can also be added to your Claw Card online via credit or debit card:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click on the Claw Card tab.
  3. Re-enter your username and password.
  4. On the eAccounts home screen, find the Cave Cash information window on the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. Click on the +Add Money link found in the window.
  6. Follow the instructions on the remaining screens.
  7. Once you've completed your transaction, verify your Cave Cash total on the eAccounts home screen and log out.