Re: video replacement costs

Barb Bergman (
Mon, 16 Jul 2001 13:55:46 -0700 (PDT)

Here's our policy. It was actually the VPs decision that the Library should
charge replacement cost, not flat fee. The only billable loss we've had
was an inexpensive video that was still available, so I don't know what
would actually be charged if someone lost or destroyed a $300 tape.
In addition to the fees, there's also a $10 maximum fine if they don't
report the loss before it's overdue.

III. Replacement of Lost or Damaged Media Materials.

For damaged, non-returned, or lost Media Materials, the borrower will be
assessed a replacement fee equivalent to the cost of
the media material as listed in the most appropriate catalog or other
resource. If the media material in question is no longer
available for purchase, the Library will assess the user a replacement fee
equivalent to the average cost of the appropriate
media materials format in the relevant subject area.(5) Although, the
replacement fee may be increased or decreased at the
discretion of the Library Director. The non-refundable $10.00 processing
and service fee, as well as any applicable overdue
fines will also be charged. No sales tax will be assessed in this
situation. If the user pays for a replacement item but then finds
the item within six months of the item's original due date, the replacement
fee is refundable. Faculty and staff users will be billed
the replacement fee for each item not returned within two years of the due

Barbara J. Bergman Porter Henderson Library
Media Librarian Angelo State University
ph: (915) 942-2313 Box 11013, ASU Station
fax: (915) 942-2198 San Angelo, TX 76909
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