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Lost or Damaged Material Replacement
  • Patrons must replace lost or damaged materials/books at the replacement cost.

  • MCPL staff members will determine if a damaged item can be repaired. If a repair can be made, a fee will be charged for the repair.

  • If the item cannot be repaired, full replacement costs will be charged. 

  • In the case of a lost book/material, a receipt will be issued to the patron, and may be refunded upon return of the found material/book for up to one year.

  • Overdue fines will be removed at the time of payment for a lost book.

If a person loses or damages any items beyond use, the cardholder will be billed for the current replacement cost of the item(s). Damaged item account must be settled before cardholder may continue borrowing privileges. If a cardholder’s record shows overdues $2.00 or above, the library card cannot be used until the balance is paid.

Replacement Costs

Lost or Damaged Items
Books, Videos, DVDs, AudioCDs & Cassettes Full replacement cost of the item.
Magazines $4.00
Children's Magazines $1.00
Individual Audio Tape or CD $8.00
Mylar Covers $1.50
Video Box $1.00
Audio Tape or CD box $5.00
DVD Box $1.50
Barcode $1.00
Corner Repair  $5.00
 RFID Tag $1.00