Library items should be returned in the condition in which they were checked out. If they are returned with major damage (e.g. wet from water or drink damage, chewed by a dog, pages or pictures cut out, etc.), you will be asked to pay the original cost of the item.
You are responsible for the cost of the item when library materials are stolen while checked out on your library card. Check with your insurance. You may be covered for the cost of the theft. Report the theft to the police. If you find it difficult to the pay the amount due in one payment, discuss a payment plan with the Patron Accounts staff.
The cost of a lost and paid item may be refundable if the item is returned in good condition. You will still be charged an overdue fine. Fines are not refundable. The library does not accept the replacement of lost items unless a librarian has agreed to the exchange in advance