What if I lose or damage library materials?

Material must be returned in the same condition as when it was checked out. Borrowers may not write in books, turn down page corners, or use “post-it”-type notes/flags. Borrowers are financially responsible for damage that occurs while material is checked out to them. Borrowers are also financially responsible for material that is lost or stolen while checked out to them, so checked out items should never be left unattended.

Lost materials are billed to the library cardholder at replacement cost and a $5.00 processing fee is included for each lost item. Lost materials fees are refunded if materials are returned within 30 days of payment. Processing fees are not refunded. Items damaged beyond repair will be charged at replacement cost. Visit our Loan Periods & Fees page for more information.