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Blocks, Bills, and Replacement Charges


Blocks

All patrons are blocked from borrowing material when they owe over $25.00 on their Library Account.

Regardless of amount owned, all patrons are blocked when they receive a Third Statement of Charges (3rd SOC) until full payment is made.

Bills and Replacement Costs

Materials more than 30 days overdue are assumed lost and billed for replacement.  (Some materials have a bill generated sooner such as Cameras, Reserves, Periodicals, Stark media).
  • KentLINK items indicate a default $75.00 item replacement charge.
  • OhioLINK items indicate a total cost of $125, including a $75.00 item replacement charge and a $50.00 non-refundable billing fee.
  • Interlibrary Loan items (received from other libraries not part of the OhioLINK system) indicate a $125.00 replacement charge.

Damaged Items Policy

Patrons will not be charged for normal wear and tear of library items. Underlining and highlighting of text is NOT considered normal wear and tear. Patrons will be charged for extensive damage to library items. Amount of damage is to be determined by the library.

Replacement Policy

Fees associated with materials billed for replacement include:

  • Replacement cost of item - $75
  • Billing fee - $50 (OhioLINK items only)

If the billed item is found within one (1) year, the item may be returned for a refund of the replacement fee of $75 only.  OhioLIINK billing fees of $50 are non-refundable.

If the billed KentLINK or OhioLINK item cannot be located, the patron must pay the total replacement cost and billing fees.

Replacement copies for lost materials are accepted only if they are in new or excellent condition and the exact edition as the lost material. 

Waiver of Fines and Fees

Fines and fees are NOT waived, except under specific circumstances.