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Lost, Damaged, and Late Library Materials

 
 
         
Type Fines Replacement Cost Billed When: Forwarded to Student Accounts, Payroll, or Business Office
Dell Latitude Laptop $1 Hr $1307 14 Days Overdue 14 Days Overdue
Power Supply   $ 70    
Computrace   $35    
Software   $150    
Processing Fee   $50    
TOTAL   $1612    
         
Netbook Laptop $1 Hr $602 14 Days Overdue 14 Days Overdue
Power Supply   $50    
Computrace   $35    
Software   $150    
Processing Fee   $50    
TOTAL   $887    
         
Macbook Laptop $1 Hr $1039 14 Days Overdue 14 Days Overdue
Power Supply   $70    
Computrace   $35    
Software   $150    
3 Yr Protection Plan   $183    
TOTAL   $1477    
         
Library Materials        
Books, CIMC, Maps, Documents NA $100 30 Days Overdue 60 Days Overdue
CDs, DVDs, Videos NA $100 14 Days Overdue 30 Days Overdue
Periodicals NA $100 14 Days Overdue 30 days Overdue
         
Reserve Materials 50¢Hr $100 14 Days Overdue 30 days Overdue
         
ILL Materials $1 per Day $100 60 Days Overdue 60 Days Overdue
         
Missing/Damaged Barcode   $5    
Writing in Book   $1 Per Page    
Cover/Label Damage   $5 to Full Replacement Cost    
Missing Pages   Full Replacement Cost    
Water/Liquid Damage   $5 to Full Replacement Cost    
Gum, Food, Candy Damage   $5 to Full Replacement Cost    
Removal of Post-it Notes   $5    
Pet Damage   $5 to Full Replacement Cost    
Torn Pages   $1 Per Page    
Miscellaneous Damage   Up to Full Replacement Cost    

Book Replacements
When a book is lost, its value to the collection will be reassessed. Money received from the charges imposed by the library may be used to purchase different, more timely, or relevant material. In this way, the library retains the option of purchasing exactly what is needed and wanted and it removes all the ambiguity from the replacement process.

What should you do if you lose library materials?

Please report any lost material to the staff at the Circulation/Reserve Desk.

You will be advised on the billing process and how to proceed. Normally, items are billed when they reach 60 days overdue. This allows time to thoroughly search for  the material.

We will also search the library to make sure it wasn't returned and missed the check in procedure.

If you are positive the item wil not be located, circulation staff can accept payment so your record can be cleared.

If payment is not made in the library in the appropriate time frame (see above); all replacement charges will be forwarded to appropriate campus offices for further collections:
  • Students                                  Student Accounts Office
  • Faculty/Staff                             Payroll Office
  • Non University borrowers        Business Office for NC Internal Revenue Service 
What should you do if you damage library materials?

Most items are reported damaged at check in; but you may report damage at any time you are in possession of the item. Circulation staff inspect and assess damages when items are returned; they will notify you of the assessed charge; and also keep the item on the hold shelf for 3 weeks for your inspection in case of any questions about the cause or extent of the damage.

What should you do if you return late library materials?

No late fees are charged for any General Collection items, including videos, DVDs, Browsing, CIMC material, Periodicals, Documents, etc.

You will be charged for overdue recalled items at the rate of $1 per day.

You will be charged for overdue reserve fines at the rate of $.50 per hour or any part of an hour, up to a maximum of $100.

You will be charged for overdue laptops at the rate of $1 per hour or any part of an hour, plus a $10 overnight charge for each day past the due date.

You will be charged for overdue InterLibrary Loans (ILL) at the rate of $1 per day. No maximum.
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