Damaged Library Materials

Borrowers will be billed for damaged library materials. This fee is applied toward repair or, if necessary, replacement of the damaged item. If the Library needs to withdraw the damaged item, the minimum replacement fee is $60.00; a $10.00 invoice processing fee is also assessed.

Examples of damaged materials include those that:

  • have been written in with pen, pencil or highlighters
  • have been damaged by water or beverages
  • have sticky notes or tabs which cannot be removed
  • have mold or mildew
  • appear to have been chewed by a pet

If you find mutilated materials on library shelves, bring them to the Circulation and Reserve Desk.