STOLEN MATERIALS -Reply

Anne Roney (anne.roney@treasure.lpl.london.on.ca)
Wed, 11 Dec 1996 20:44:50 -0500

At the London Public Library the card holder is responsible for all
materials signed out on his/her card. Patrons are warned of the risks
of lending their library cards to friends and acquaintances for just
this reason.
Patrons are required to pay replacement costs for a lost item.
Anne Roney,
London Public Library, London Ontario

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I am interested in other libraries policies on the following issues:
1). What do you do when a patron has library materials stolen from
them
while signed out on their card?

Do you allow patrons to replace stolen materials with identical
or
similar material or are they required to pay replacement costs.
If
they pay a replacement cost is it the cost of the video and
cataloguing?
(For example we charge $25.00 for entertainment videos, $25.00
for CD
replacements of a single CD.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Carol Hutchinson
Saskatoon Public Library

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