You are responsible for any fines for items checked out to your card. This is true even if you lend your card to another borrower or give the books charged out to you to another person.
For general semester loans, if no other library patron has requested the materials you’ve checked out, the loan period will automatically be renewed up to five times. Fines are only assessed for overdue recalled, Reserve, and tech equipment loans.
We charge fees for lost and long overdue materials (more than 45 days). If the item is returned after the fee has been charged, the fee will be credited back to the account.
For up-to-date information, please see the Fines and Fees section of the Harvard Library Borrowing webpage.