Books are inspected for damage before they are checked out to the patron. The patron will be held responsible for any damage beyond normal wear and tear that is not noted by the library.
If an item is damaged or lost, a replacement copy, or payment for a replacement copy, will be required to clear the patron’s account. The replacement copy must be the same or a newer edition of the damaged item. The replacement copy must be approved by the Director of Reference Services if it is a replacement for a Missouri State Library item or by the loaning library if it is for a MOBIUS item. A $20.00 processing fee may be charged by a MOBIUS partner library. Contact Reference Services for details regarding replacement or payment.