Did you know that the American University Library has
lockers available for semester check-out? They are conveniently located on the
Lower Level (LL), 2nd and 3rd floors of the library, as
well as in the hallway between the Graduate Research Center (GRC) and the SIS
And, these lockers are absolutely free!
Lockers are available to any current American University
undergraduate or graduate student. Undergrads can use lockers on the LL, 2nd,
and 3rd floor of the library. Grads, in addition, can check out
lockers outside the GRC.
Lockers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis
Monday morning at 8am at the start of each semester. Due to limited amounts,
some lockers (like those outside the GRC) are checked out very quickly—often
the same day.
These lockers can be held for a full semester. Approximately a week before the keys are due, an
email will be sent out with the option for renewal. You are welcome to renew a
locker between the Fall and Spring semesters and the Spring and Summer
Lockers must be returned at the end of the Summer semester
for processing, cleaning, and maintenance before redistribution for the Fall.
For those who do not obtain a semester locker in time, or
are looking for something more temporary, the library also offers day-use
lockers that students can check out at the Borrowing Desk. These are due back
the next night before closing and can be renewed three times by phone or in
Any student can check out one of the day-use locker
behind the printers, but graduate students also have the option of checking out
the ones inside the GRC.
Information about the location of the lockers can be found by clicking their individual links:
Note: Breakdown of locker locations is provided as reference. Lockers are assigned completely randomly and students do not pick and choose which lockers they prefer.
property may be kept in the locker at my own risk. 2. Library books must be checked-out (borrowed) before being kept in the
locker. 3. Reference books and other in-library use books may not be kept in the
locker. 4. Foods, liquids, and perishable or hazardous items may not be kept in the
5. All materials must be removed from the locker by the date the key is
due. Any remaining personal materials
will be discarded.
6. Any lock other than the one issued by the Library will be removed and discarded.
7. A library staff member, in an official capacity, will perform locker
inspections regularly to ensure that these conditions are observed.
8. Any violation of this agreement may result in the emptying of the locker and
suspension of locker privileges.
Fines and Fees
If the key is not returned by the due date, an
overdue fine of $1.00 per day, up to $25.00, will be charged.
A $5.00 fee will be charged if the tag or key-ring
is not returned with the key. If the key
tag breaks over the course of the semester please come to the Borrowing Desk
for a replacement tag.
If the key is lost, a $25.00 fee will be charged