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Circulation & Access Services: Theft, Mutilation & Loss

This guide relates to the borrowing polices and library services offered by the Alma Jordan Library at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies

Theft, Mutilation and Loss

Loss or damage to library material on loan to a user should be reported immediately. The user must pay the cost of replacing a lost or seriously damaged book or other item, in addition to any fine which may have accrued. Replacement costs will include library processing costs up to thirty-five dollars ($35.00) per item. The Library will not accept patron-supplied replacement copies. Where damage to library material is reported the user may be subject to a fine appropriate to the extent of the damage. When such damage is not reported but discovered this may be treated as a major offence

The following will be considered a major offence against the University:

(i) the use of another student's ID card

(ii) any other attempt to obtain library materials or to gain access to library facilities by false pretences or forgery

(iii) the illegal removal of library materials

(iv) the intentional misplacement of books in the Library

(v) the willful mutilation or defacement of library material or University property

Any University person who commits such offences may be reported to the appropriate University authority for disciplinary action, which may include suspension or expulsion.

Non-University persons who commit such offences may be subject to legal action.

Any breach of these rules by a user may render him/her liable to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars (TT$500.00) at the discretion of the Librarian.

The Librarian may institute such operating rules and procedures in addition to the above as may be deemed necessary and appropriate for good library economy and service.