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Returning Lost Items is Cheaper Than Replacing Them

Do you have library materials that are overdue so long that we have marked them as lost? You can usually save yourself money by bringing them back to the library.

We charge a $15 non-fundable processing fee plus the replacement cost (current list price for in-print materials or a default cost based on the item type) for lost materials. That can really add up, especially if it's an expensive book or a CD that's part of a larger box set. However, if you return a lost item before we've replaced it, you will only owe $25, the maximum overdue fines per item.

Besides, if you don't care of this, you run the risk of a bursar block, which can result in late check-in fees, and being blocked from checking out more library materials (except for reserved items, which are always available to current students).

So dig behind the couch, look under your bed, and get those lost items back to the library. See a pro staff member for more details.

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