I lost a book that I checked out. What should I do?
Patrons are responsible for paying for any lost items. If your library materials have been lost then there are two options to pay for lost materials. You can pay for the replacement cost, which is the price the library originally paid for the item, or you can purchase a replacement copy, as long as it has a matching ISBN #, is in new condition and is not a used copy from another library that is now being sold second-hand. To find the cost of the replacement or to find the ISBN # of the lost item please contact the library in person or at (941) 861-1110 with your library card number ready.
If a patrons pays for an item that is lost, but later recovers the item, the library will refund the cost of the item minus a processing fee, provided the patron has a receipt showing payment for that lost item.