Return of Library Material
Library material is considered returned when:
Renewal of Library Material
Student and community users are subject to a uniform system for the replacement cost of lost or damaged material.
Charges, including replacement cost, processing charges, and billing fees will apply to library items checked out to any patron other than faculty and administrative borrowers that are:
Charges, including replacement cost, processing charges, and billing fees will apply to library items checked out to any faculty and administrative borrowers when:
Faculty end–of-semester loans will have overdue notices generated for any non-returned library material one day after the due date. If the material is still checked out one week after the bill has been sent, a letter will be issued by the Library director to the department head or dean requesting their assistance in recovering the material. If the material is not recovered within four weeks, arrangements will be made to deduct replacement costs from that department’s book budget.
In the case of administrative or managerial professional personnel who have library material checked out on semester loan, the appropriate department head, dean, or immediate supervisor will be contacted if recalled material is not returned to the library within seven days of the billing date.
A faculty member or administrator may elect to pay for lost or irreparably damaged library material, or to replace such material with an acceptable copy. In these cases, the academic department or administrative unit would not be charged. The item must be given to the library by the end of the semester in which it is reported lost or damaged. Its acceptability is determined by a Librarian.
In the event that library material, which has been reported as lost and for which a replacement charge has been paid, is returned to the library in an acceptable condition within thirty days from date of payment, a refund of replacement charges, will be made.
Appeal of Library Charges
Users who wish to appeal library charges will make their appeal to the Access Services Coordinator
The Access Services Coordinator will decide on the validity of the appeal and will take appropriate action.