Regarding Damaged and Lost Material
If a borrowed item is damaged and cannot be easily repaired by staff members, the responsible patron will be charged the replacement cost of the item. Late fees will be charged if the damaged item is overdue. If an item is lost the patron will be charged the replacement cost of the material. Staff members will ask the patron to search for lost items before making a payment. If the item is found after payment has been made, the patron may choose to return the item for refund or keep it. Charges for lost items will be based on the inventory price of the item. Charges for lost items borrowed from other libraries will be based on the lending library’s policies.