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New Lost and Found Procedures – Atlanta campus

Lost items at GSU LibraryWe all lose things or leave stuff behind from time to time. This seems to be especially true at the University Library, where you may be using books and your laptop, scanning and printing, chatting with friends, studying, writing, texting and checking Snapchat on your phone – maybe all at the same time!

To ensure that lost property is better documented and secured – and hopefully returned to you more quickly – the Atlanta campus library will begin turning over all found items to our security officers on duty at the Library North 1 desk.

New Procedure

All valuables (wallets, purses, cell phones, laptops, bank cards, licenses, passports, keys, etc.) will be turned over to security staff at the Library North security desk for safekeeping.  Security staff will be responsible for turning these items over to the Georgia State University Police Department.


  • Library staff will continue to hold lost PantherCards for 24 hours and deliver unclaimed cards to the PantherCard Office the next business day.
  • The library will continue to hold less-expensive items (clothing, water bottles, etc.) and textbooks in our Lost and Found at the main service desk on Library North 1.  All items will be donated to charity or discarded if not claimed in 30 days.
  • Found documents containing personal information will be shredded by library staff. This includes checks, invoices, bank statements, etc.
  • Georgia State Police will not accept lost flash drives.  The library will keep these for 90 days and then discard.  The library will not check the content of flash drives.

If you ever have questions about this or any other library procedures or policies, just ask.  Library personnel are glad to help you via Live Assistance on our homepage or in person at any of our service desks.