Lost and Damaged Policy

(En Español: Política para Materiales Perdidos y Dañados)

When an item has been lost or damaged while in possession of a customer, the customer pays the full replacement price. Replacement copies are not accepted as substitutes for lost, missing or damaged item fees.

  1. Lost Items
    1. If an item is not returned after 15 days overdue, the item is considered assumed lost, and the customer is billed for the item. If the item is returned, the replacement cost bill is removed. The maximum fine is applied to interlibrary loan items only.
    2. A bill for the replacement cost of the lost item is sent to the customer by email or text message only.
    3. Customers can self-report a lost item to staff and they will be billed the full cost of the item.
  1. Damaged Items
    1. If an item is damaged to the extent that it can no longer circulate in the collection, the customer will be charged the full replacement cost.
  1. Missing Parts
    1. Customers must pay the full set price for missing DVD and music CDs.
    2. Customers will pay the replacement price for missing audio book CDs. See missing parts price list for price details.
    3. Customers may be billed for missing parts. See missing parts price list for details.

Updated to reflect the Overdue Fines Policy, Approved by the Board of Library Trustees on March 2, 2021.

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