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What are the charges if I lose or damage library stock?
Please take care of items you borrow from the library as they will be used by people after you. If you lose of damage library stock you may be charged for them to be repaired or replaced.
The charges for lost and damaged stock will be applied to any items which are reported as lost or damaged after 6 June 2012
Please note that all invoices for lost or damaged items of stock will include a £2.50+ administrative charge per invoice.
The charges made for all lost or damaged stock are as follows:
Books in print will be charged as the latest published price. Books that are out of print will be charged at the latest published price subject to the minimum charges shown below:
There is no charge for junior stock.
Rare or extremely valuable stock
In instances where rare or extremely valuable stock has been either lost or severely damaged, then the assistant director - library and community services has the discretion to charge a suitable market price after referring to appropriate sources.
Damaged stock capable of repair
Where the stock can be repaired, the net cost of the repair will be charged along with an administrative charge of £2.50+ per item.
Offering an acceptable replacement copy
You may offer an acceptable replacement copy of the item lost or damaged. Provided that the item has a useful library life, it will be accepted.
Audio visual stock
Audio visual stock includes cassettes, CDs, DVDs, etc. Charges for lost and damaged audio visual items (regardless of whether the titles are still available or not) are as follows:
This charge will be applied to each damaged item when a set is involved.
Lost or damaged covers or cases to be charged at £1.50 if the item of stock remains undamaged.