Are you positive it's lost? The fees mentioned below are non-refundable, so, if you need a little more time to look, we can extend your checkout.
After an item is 4 weeks overdue, a lost item will suspend your borrowing privileges, and you will need to return or replace it before borrowing anything more. After it is 8 weeks overdue, we will mark it as "lost" and will charge you for the replacement.
We charge a $10 processing fee for each lost or damaged item. (This covers our costs of cataloging and physical processing.)
Then you may either:
- Provide us with a new or new-condition replacement copy that has been approved by the Collection Development Librarian. (For items that are inexpensive and easy to find, this is usually the best option.) OR,
- The Library will find the replacement cost of the item, and then you may pay that amount to the library. (Be aware that, as of 2021, the cost of the average new academic library book is almost $100.) OR,
- If you cannot wait to find a replacement copy or for the Library to find the cost of replacement, you may pay us a non-refundable amount of $110 (includes the processing fee). If we find that the item's replacement cost is more than $110, we will bill you for the difference within 30 days.