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If material is not returned on time, either a fine or replacement bill may be issued. The Libary sends an overdue notice as a courtesy but is not responsible for its receipt; users are responsible for managing their own materials.
Fines are assessed by the physical piece for all days on which the lending library is open.
Fines are charged on the following materials:
|Short-Term Reserve Material (two-hour, overnight)||$5 per hour for every hour the lending library is open, up to a maximum of $50 per item|
|Recalled Material and Long-Term Reserve Material (1-7 days)||$5 per day for every day the lending library is open, up to a maximum of $50 per item|
A replacement bill is issued when a user fails to return borrowed material. The replacement bill includes a replacement charge for that item, a processing fee, plus any applicable fines (see above). The replacement charge can either be the actual cost of the item, or a standard price selected from the UCLA Library replacement charge schedule (see below). The $50 processing fee is made up of two components: a $40 material processing fee, which includes labor costs incurred to order and process the item being replaced, plus a $10 bill processing fee, which includes labor and supplies expenses incurred to issue the bill, handle user interactions, and process cancellations and payments. The billing processing fee cannot be cancelled, but the material processing fee and the replacement charge can be canceled if the user returns the item before a replacement copy has been ordered. The entire $50 processing fee remains due for any item referred to a collection office.
Monographs and bound journal volumes are billed at the actual item cost or at a standard charge selected from the chart below:
|Arts, Humanities, Management, Music, and Social Sciences||Health and Life Sciences||Physical Sciences and Engineering|
Lost or Damaged Items
A user who reports that an item has been lost is responsible for the replacement charge and processing fee, and binding charge if applicable, plus any late fines that may have accrued. Users may be assessed repair or replacement charges for damaged items.
A user may replace a lost or damaged item with a copy acceptable to the library from which the item was borrowed. Users who want to supply a replacement copy should make arrangements with the appropriate library within thirty days of the replacement bill date. The user is responsible for $10 of the processing fee plus the cost of binding, if required.
Instructions for payment are printed on bills. Bills can paid by mail with a check or credit card. Non-payment of bills may result in their referral to a collection office.
The Library is unable to issue a refund when an item is returned more than six months after a replacement fee has been paid.