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|Subject: Lost or Damaged Materials||Last Updated: 12/12/12|
|Category: Circulation & Information Services||Supercedes: 08/03/10|
Lost library books are charged the full retail cost of the item if the price can be determined from a reliable source such as the item’s MARC record (if recently added), Amazon.com, or Barnes&Noble.com. Full retail price is charged because book processing fees and staff time are not assessed. If a price cannot be determined, the following charges apply:
Adult fiction hardcover - $ 30.00
Adult non-fiction hardcover - $ 30.00
Young Adult hardcover - $ 30.00
Juvenile hardcover - $ 20.00
Board book - $ 6.00
Soft-cover book - $ 25.00
Paperback book - $ 10.00
Trade paperback book - $ 15.00
Non-book items that are lost are charged at the price listed on library records or a recognized price guide. If no price is indicated, the following charges apply:
Talking books (CD): $ 10.00 per CD plus a charge of $2.00 to replace the case.
Music CD (single): $15.00 plus case @ $ 2.00
DVD: $ 26.00 plus case @ $2.00
Book and CD: $ 25.00 plus hanging bag @ $ 2.00
Magazines: price of current issue or $ 6.00 if current price is not available
A damage fee of $ 5.00 or up to the cost of the item, is charged if item can be mended or repaired to proper library condition.
Patrons may opt to keep automated lost item(s), once the item(s) has been paid for, unless the item(s) has been re-entered into the collection.
Due to increases or decreases in the costs of certain items, the Library Board grants the Library Director authority to make such changes at his/her discretion.
The Library Director may initiate such changes or the Collection Development Committee.