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A guide to borrowing items from Lemieux Library, Summit and InterLibrary Loan

Lost and Damaged Material Fees

Lost or Damaged Item Policy

Any Lemieux Library, Summit, or Interlibrary Loan item(s) 15 days overdue will be declared lost. Once an item(s) are declared lost, the library may take any of the following actions to facilitate the return of said materials:  

  • Place a block preventing any further checking out of Lemieux Library, Interlibrary Loan, and Summit items
  • Restrict or block the ability to place holds or request local Lemieux Library, Interlibrary Loan, and Summit Items
  • Place a hold or block preventing or limiting the ability to register for classes, obtaining a transcript, and/or receiving a diploma   

Any or all restrictions, blocks, or holds will be lifted once the item(s) have been either returned, renewed, or an arrangement for paying a replacement fee(s) has been established.

Replacement charges for Lemieux Library items will only be added to a patron's record if the item(s) have been deemed lost by the patron that has the materials checked out.  Presently, the library is unable to accept new or used replacement copies of lost or damaged items in lieu of payment.

Item Type Lost or Damaged Item Fee
All Lemieux Library materials $90.00 per item
All Summit Library materials $90.00 per item
Interlibrary Loan materials Charge determined by lending library, minimum $90.00 per item*
Mac and Windows laptops $1200.00 per item
Chromebooks $200.00 per item
MPC Loans Charge determined by replacement cost, minimum $400.00 per item
Other Technology Loans Charge Determined by replacement cost, minimum S30.00 per Item

* For Interlibrary Loan items, additional charges may be assessed to your account after a bill is received from the lending library.

We regret that we are unable to accept new or used replacement copies of lost or damaged items in lieu of payment.

Paying Lost Material Fees

Pay A Replacement Charge

As of Fall Quarter 2019, Lemieux Library is no longer accepting cash or checks for payments of damaged materials. The Lemieux Library now only accepts in-person and remote credit card payments for lost or damaged item charges. 

Payments made in-person will need to be arranged with the the Manager of Access Service, Aaron Morgan. To arrange an in-person payment, please contact them either by email at or by phone at 206-296-6235.

If you have any questions or problems accessing this service please, contact the Lemieux Library Circulation Desk at 206-296-6233 or email Please allow up to 1-2 business days for a reply.

Unfortunately, we cannot make international calls. Patrons calling from international numbers must call the Access Services manager (206-296-6235) during their appointment time.

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