Library Fines and Fees
Media center items are the property of Fulton County Schools. Patrons who borrow library materials will be held accountable for items in their care. We do not charge fines for overdue library materials. We do, however, charge for items that have been lost or damaged.
WHAT CONSTITUTES DAMAGE?
-water/liquid anywhere on book
-food on pages (this includes food fingerprints)
-writing/coloring on pages
-excess of torn pages
-excessive dog eared pages (bending corners down)
-chewed books (pets or small children)
-books that have been stepped on, smearing the text
-books that have the covers ripped off
Media center items are inspected for damage before they are checked out to individuals. If the item is clear of water damage, food, markings, or tears, a red dot is placed on the date due sticker on the back of the book. Upon return, the book is once again inspected for damage.
If any damage is found and the item is removed from the collection, a replacement fee will be charged. In lieu of a replacement fee, a BRAND NEW, EXACT COPY of the damaged item will be accepted. To clarify, if a hardcover item is damaged or lost, we expect an exact NEW copy of the hard cover item as a replacement if you choose this option instead of paying the replacement fee. If the book is out of print, then the replacement fee will be the only acceptable method of payment.
In regards to a fee for a damaged book, once a book fine has been reconciled, the patron will be given the book to keep.
Please keep in mind that ANY WATER DAMAGE, no matter how small, will result in a replacement fee. Keep books away from water bottles in backpacks!
*Please do not repair your ripped library books. We have special book tape to repair torn items.
*Please do not share your library books with other students! If it is checked out to you, you are responsible for it.
*Please do take good care of your library material:)
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