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Replacement Fees

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The Library will bill borrowers for overdue, lost or damaged materials. The following fees are levied in addition to any fines that may have accumulated.

 Replacement Cost

  • the average cost for items in similar format and on a similar subject as determined from the previous year's acquisitions records and other relevant statistics on academic book costs, or
  • the actual price we would have to pay to buy a new copy

The replacement cost will be determined by the Circulation Supervisor in consultation with Collection Development staff.

Additional Fees

  • There is a $25 processing fee for each item billed for replacement
  • There is an additional $14 binding fee for scores billed for replacement

Items that are billed for replacement remain the property of the Oberlin College Library and must be returned if found. 

If an item is returned in good condition within 30 days of the billing date, the full amount billed (replacement cost, processing fee, and binding fee) will be refunded. After that time, the replacement cost and binding fee will be refunded only if the item is returned in good condition and a replacement copy has not yet been ordered.

Last updated:
June 4, 2014