If you think you have lost a book it is always worth checking the Library shelves in case the book has been left in the Library.
Our invoice for £50 towards the replacement cost will be automatically generated approximately a month after the due date, and it will be sent to you by post. At that stage you can either pay the charge or supply an identical replacement copy in pristine condition, which is often a cheaper option.
If you report that a book is lost before you have received an invoice, you will still receive overdue reminders during the period leading up to the invoice, as they are automatically produced and cannot be intercepted.
If you find the book at any time before the invoice is generated you can return it to the Library and only the overdue charge will be payable.
Please be aware of Library regulation no 17:
“When a book on loan is reported as lost or is not returned when requested by the library, it may be re-ordered and the borrower required to pay the cost of replacement. If the copy belonging to the library is subsequently found, no refund of the cost will be made and both copies will be retained by the library. If the lost or damaged book was part of a set the user may be required to pay the cost of a new set if this is the only way to replace the lost part”.
Please look after all Library items you borrow - they are your responsibility.