Once an item is two weeks overdue, an overdue notice will be sent to your student during their advisory period. After four weeks have passed since the book was due, the book is officially considered lost. At that point, your family must choose to either return the missing item or pay the replacement cost. It is our hope that no one ever has to pay for a lost book because our ultimate goal is always just to get our original book back! If that is not going to happen, please provide the library with either the cash (correct change only, please) or a check (made out to Riverside Meadows) to cover the replacement cost. If an exact copy of the missing item cannot be obtained by the librarian, a similar title will be substituted.
Once payment of the replacement cost is made, your money is deposited into the bank and it cannot be refunded. If the missing item is located after payment, it becomes the property of your family.
The four most common ways library books end up damaged: