Overdue and Lost Items Policy

Policy Summary

Policy summarizing the overdue and lost items process. 


Borrowers are responsible for all items checked out on their library account.  

Overdue Items

The Foley Library does not charge overdue fees. 

Lost and Damaged Items

The Foley Library charges a replacement fee for each lost or damaged item. Replacement costs for books include the price of the book plus a $20 processing fee. Multiple email overdue notices are sent to the borrower before we declare an item lost. Once an item is declared lost the appropriate fees are charged to the borrower’s university account.

Unpaid fees for other borrowers will be collected in accordance with university policies and procedures. Repeated occurrences of lost or damaged items may lead to suspension of borrowing privileges. 

Charges will be cleared from the borrower’s account when the item is returned in good condition or the appropriate fee is paid.

Replacement Fees

Laptop $1500
Books & DVDs Cost of book + $20 processing fee
Study Room Key $100
Camera $100
Business, scientific, or graphing calculator $30 - $100
Green screen $75
Laptop charger $75
Miscellaneous technology $75
Whiteboard $25
Phone charger $25
Locker lock $10
Miscellaneous reserve items $5



Head of User Services
Laura Hutton

Reviewed 10/2/19