DAMAGED ITEMS POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Board approved 12/04/02
Reviewed 3/2/05, 9/7/11, 4/1/2015
A fine of $2.00 will be charged for items returned to the library in poor but repairable condition. This includes damaged or removed bar codes, book covers, book pockets, any library labels or other processing materials affixed to the items, and any damage to the item itself, including missing, torn, or water-damaged pages, etc.
Patrons returning items which are damaged beyond repair or in a condition not suitable for future use will be charged the replacement cost of the item. Replacement costs will be determined by the Librarian, and through library resources. The cardholder who last borrowed the item will be held responsible for the cost of repair or replacement.
Determination as to whether an item is damaged due to misuse or expected long-term wear and tear will be left to the discretion of the Librarian.