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Policies: Lost and Found

AU Library maintains a charitable lost and found located at the Information Desk. However, it is important to note that at no point can the library assume responsibility for items turned in to the lost and found.

If you have lost an item please inquire at the Information Desk. Unclaimed items are held for 10 days, then brought to Public Safety. American University IDs will be taken to the Housing and Dining office. Food and drink are promptly discarded.

Personal books are held at the Borrowing Desk for one week. After this time period, books are subject to consideration for the collection.

Library staff may ask users for their ID card or other identifying information to verify ownership.

Mark your personal belongings with identifying information so that the University can contact you about items in the lost and found. If you think you have lost something, contact the Library (202-885-3232) or Public Safety (202-885-2527) immediately to ensure that any of your items in the lost and found can be returned to you.