Lost and Damaged Materials

In accordance with HCPS School Board policies and SIRSI System Policies, patrons are assessed charges for lost or damaged books. Replacement of lost and damaged materials by patrons is not appropriate due to contractual considerations. Monies collected for lost or damaged books at sites other than the owning library are to be returned to the owning library. Fines collected may be retained by the collecting library. Fees for lost or damaged library materials are as follows:

The charge for lost or damaged books is $16.00 unless: the replacement value exceeds $25.00, when the charge will be the actual replacement cost of the book. the book is a paperback that costs $7.99 or less, when the charge will be $5.00. the charge for lost or damaged audio tapes, CDs and videos is $16.00 unless the replacement value exceeds $16.00, at which time the charge will be the actual replacement cost of the item.

The charge for lost or damaged magazines: less than one year from date of issue is $2.00. for issues older than one year, at librarianā€˜s discretion, not to exceed $2.00. covers or magazine jackets will not be charged for, as the recommendation is to use inexpensive envelopes to transport.