Effective April 1, 2008, the replacement cost for lost books that have been published within the previous five calendar years will be the full cost of the lost book plus a $20 processing charge plus any overdue fines that have accrued. The replacement cost for books with a publication date prior to the previous five calendar years will be $100 plus a $20 processing charge plus any overdue fines that have accrued. The library will not accept replacement copies of lost books purchased by the user responsible for the lost item.
Institutional Action: Students. If a student does not pay overdue fine & replacement costs within notification period, the matter will be given over to the Student Financial Services Center. The student’s account will be charged the required amount.
Institutional Action: Faculty & Staff. If a faculty or staff member does not pay overdue fine & replacement costs within notification period, the matter will be given over to the Dean of Faculty.
Clearing Fines & Payments : Before institutional action is taken, payments to the Library for missing books can be made in cash, by check or DuckBill$. Patrons are encouraged to return overdue books even if they are unable to make payments at that time. If the person responsible for the missing item finds the item after the library has ordered a replacement copy, the replacement costs will not be refunded to the user.