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Lost, damaged and stolen library items

If you have and item that is lost, damaged or stolen  please notify the Library straight away.

Where an item is lost or stolen, returned damaged, or not returned after a reasonable period of time, the borrower will be charged for the item at replacement cost, we do not accept police crime reference numbers. An item charged for in this way remains the property of the Library.

You will be billed for the book, which means that a standard charge of £85* pounds will be charged to your record.

We will accept a replacement copy, which should be handed to the Issue Desk and a administration fee of £10 will be charged in order to process the item for circulation.

Lost books should be paid for or replaced as soon as possible as they will prevent further renewing and borrowing.
*Please note that higher value items may be charged at a higher rate.