Q. I lost my book. What should I do?

I can't find my book and it's due.


Books are considered lost 30 days after the due date.

Replacement bills are issued when patrons fail to return or renew checked out materials. 


Books from the general collection are considered lost 30 days after the due date. Reserve materials are considered lost and billed at an accelerated rate based upon their due date and times.


Each bill includes the following: a bill processing fee, a replacement charge for the item, and the maximum overdue fine per item. The current replacement fee is $65.00 per item or the actual cost of the item, whichever is higher. Neither the bill processing fee nor the maximum overdue charge is refundable.

Item Cost Replacement Cost Processing Fee Maximum Overdue Charge Total Replacement Charge
$65.00 or less $65.00 $20.00 $25.00 $110.00
Greater than $65.00 Item Cost $20.00 $25.00 Item Cost + $45.00

Materials billed for replacement which are returned within 6 months of the original due date will have the replacement charge reduced to the Bill Processing fee ($20.00) plus the maximum overdue fine ($25.00). Note that in some cases, a patron may avoid replacement charges by supplying the library with a replacement copy of the same volume/edition or an acceptable substitute. For more information regarding acceptability of a replacement, contact Robert Downs at (310) 243-2404.

  • Last Updated Sep 13, 2017
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  • Answered By Joanna Kimmitt

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