Replacement Policy for Lost or Damaged Material
- The cost to all patrons to replace a new, in-print, readily available item will be the Amazon price selected by the library plus shipping costs and a $10.00 processing fee. Out of print item charges will remain at the default charge of $50.00 (or more) plus shipping costs and a $10.00 processing fee. The library will order replacements from Amazon (or other suppliers) and will no longer accept replacements from the patron.
- A $10.00 non-refundable processing fee will be charged to students once the Library has sent charges to the College’s Business Office.
- A replacement charge is refundable if the item is returned in good condition before a replacement copy has been ordered by the Library. Refunds will not be made for items returned after 1 year.
- Community users must pay overdue fines and a $10.00 processing fee when a billed item is returned.
Costs for special materials
The cost to replace material borrowed through Interlibrary Loan or Prospector (including the Center for Research Libraries) that is lost or damaged will vary and may have substantially higher replacement charges. For example, journals borrowed through Prospector from PASCAL have a $400 replacement cost and the cost to replace a CRL item could exceed $1000.