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Lost or Damaged

In the event that an item is lost or damaged while checked out, it is the borrower's responsibility to provide a duplicate replacement in a timely manner. The library cannot accept money. If the borrower cannot obtain an exact replacement, the library will suggest a title that is acceptable. The library must approve any replacements. Replacing a hardback title with a paperback is unacceptable. A lost copy of Iron Man may not be replaced with Charlotte's Web

If an item is damaged, please do not repair the items yourself!

We have trained staff members who repair library items with tape and materials specifically made for the repair damaged items. If the damage is due to poor binding  you will not be held responsible. If there is negligence on your part, i.e. dog chewing the book or video, water damage, or destruction of the item you will be held responsible for replacing the item. The damage will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please bring any problems to the library staff's attention.

As with overdues, borrowing privileges are suspended when you have a lost or damaged item on your record until the matter is resolved. If you replace a missing item and subsequently find the original item, the library will not refund the cost of the replacement. The borrower has in effect "purchased" the original item and may retain it.

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