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Policies: Replacement and Damaged Items

OC Libraries Replacement and Damage Items Policy

Borrowers are responsible for library materials checked out to them that have been lost, stolen, or damaged. Borrowers will be billed for the cost of replacing the material or mending materials. Books are automatically declared lost after 28 days overdue. Replacements of library materials purchased by the borrower will not be accepted.

The library reserves the right to assess and declare the condition of all returned library materials. Library staff will assess damage to the materials and determine replacement cost. Damage fees may vary, depending on the extent of damage, up to the full replacement cost of the item.

Refunds will only be issued for books that are found and returned within 90 days after replacement and processing fees are paid.