Policy Update: Lost, Long Overdue and Damaged Books

Temple Libraries announces an update to its policy regarding the replacement of lost or damaged books:

Effective January 1, 2016 Temple University Libraries will institute the following changes regarding lost and damaged materials.

The replacement fee for a damaged, long overdue or lost book is $100.00 per item.

Replacement copies are no longer accepted.

When long overdue or lost books are returned the $100.00 per item is removed but patrons are still responsible for applicable overdue fines.

Please note that Media Services will continue to accept new, sealed copies of DVDs as replacements, as these items require less staff time to process.  Please consult with Media Services staff prior to ordering a replacement to ensure that you are ordering an identical edition to the lost or damaged item.

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