Lost or Damaged Materials Policy

 

When an item from the Mossey Library collections is returned in a damaged state necessitating repair, the person to whom the item is checked out will be charged a repair fee of $25.

When an item from the Mossey Library collections is determined to be lost, is declared by Library staff to be irreparably damaged, or is overdue by 21 days, the person to whom the item is checked out will be charged a replacement fee of $75, and a processing fee of $25.

If a missing or overdue item is returned in good condition after fees have been charged, the $75 replacement fee will be waived, and refunded if already paid. If the item has been missing for over a year and a replacement copy has already been purchased, the $75 replacement fee will not be waived or refunded.

If the cost to replace an item is determined by Library staff to be in excess of $75, the Library reserves the right to charge the actual replacement cost rather than the standard $75 fee. 

Borrowers may present a personally purchased replacement copy for approval by a librarian in lieu of paying the replacement cost. Only materials meeting the guidelines specified in the Mossey Library Policy for Accepting Purchased Materials as Replacements for Lost or Damaged Items will be accepted, and a processing fee of $25 will be charged.

The overdue period of 21 days before a borrower is charged is the same for all materials except those on course reserves, for which borrowers will be charged $1 per hour overdue.

All charges are sent to the Hillsdale College Business Office for collection. Charges are forwarded to the Business Office at the end of every month. No transactions are conducted at the Library. Aside from the charges specified above, the Library does not issue overdue fines.