Overdue/Lost/Damaged Materials Policy (Daytona Beach)
Each circulating print item checked out from the library is stamped with the date the item is due to be returned to the library. Patrons are responsible for returning all borrowed items before closing time on the date due.
Embry Riddle affiliates; students, faculty, and staff, as well as Guest patrons; alumni, community patrons, and campers, are not charged overdue fines for regularly circulating books. However for all patrons excluding ERAU Faculty and Staff, there are exceptions for high-demand items. Recalled items accrue fines at $2.50 per item per day and cap at $50.00. Reserve materials that are kept past the three-hour check-out period accrue fines at $.50 per item per hour or part of an hour and cap at $50.00. Additional fees may be levied at the discretion of the Library Director or the Associate Director for Access Services for egregious or habitual abuse of the loan periods that result in materials being unavailable for others during high-use times such as final exams.
All Hunt Library patrons, as listed above, are responsible for any item that is lost or damaged. Lost or damaged items will be billed at $75.00 per item.
A courtesy overdue notice is sent two days after the due date. A second courtesy notice is sent as a follow-up reminder ten days after the due date. Twenty days after the due date, the patron is billed a $75.00 fee for the Lost item. Notices for items with shorter loan periods will be sent at appropriate intervals.
It is the responsibility of the borrower to keep track of due dates. DB ERAU affiliated patrons can renew circulating print materials using My Library Account.
Circulating print materials must be returned to the book return outside the library or at the BORROW Desk in order to be properly discharged. The borrower is responsible for material lost due to improper return. Borrowing privileges may be suspended for students, faculty, and staff when $100.00 is owed in fees, if fifteen or more items become overdue, if recalled items are not returned promptly or other abuses occur.
Media equipment and items from the video/DVD collection must be returned to the BORROW Desk inside the library during regular library hours, not in a book drop. A $300.00 fee is charged for lost video cameras. A $75.00 fee is charged for lost videos or DVDs.
Reserve items must also be returned to the BORROW Desk inside the library and not in a book drop.
Students, faculty, and staff pay fines/fees at the Cashier's Office at Tomcat Annex, Bldg. 30-1. Alumni and community patrons pay fine/fees by personal check or cash at the BORROW Desk in the library. Borrowing privileges are suspended for alumni and community patrons when one item is overdue or any fines are owed. Further check outs will be blocked until maximum limits are reduced.
Patrons returning materials that are damaged (due to abuse or misuse such as water damage, torn pages, writing on pages or highlighting, etc.) will be billed a $75.00 fee for the damaged item.
Materials that are returned six months past the due date or later are not eligible for refund or credit because a replacement item has already been purchased unless an exception is made by the Associate Director for Access Services or a member of the library’s Management Team.