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What happens if I lost a book?

Last Updated: Jun 18, 2012  |  624 Views

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It's best to contact Circulation Services directly so they can answer questions specific to your situation. You can reach them at 205-348-9748 or visit the circulation desk in any of the libraries.

Here's what the policy says:

All patrons are charged for books that reach the status of long overdue and are declared lost. The charge is $65.00 which include $45.00 for the replacement cost of the book, $10.00 for processing fees, and $10.00 maximum overdue fine.

Payment of fines for long overdue or lost materials must be made in accordance with the fines collection policy.

The library will not accept a copy of a lost book in lieu of payment. If a lost book is returned within one year of being billed and paid for, the library will refund the replacement costs ($45.00) but not the fines or processing fee. If a book is stolen from a patron while it is checked out to him/her and the theft can be documented through a police report, the patron will not be charged the cost of the book.

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