2.04 Lost and Damaged Materials Policy

Lost Materials:

The Library charges the acquisition cost for items that have been lost by patrons. If no acquisition cost can be determined, a default replacement cost will be determined by library staff.

Damaged Materials:

If damaged materials can be repaired in the Library, there is no charge. For damaged items that can be rebound, the price for rebinding will be charged to the patron. When an individual part of a set cannot be replaced, the replacement cost for the whole set will be charged to the patron. For items beyond repair, the full acquisition price is charged.


Adopted: April 1989
Revised: August 1991
Revised: November 1994
Revised: January 2000
Reviewed: June 12, 2002
Reviewed: May 2009
Revised: October 2012