If an item is lost, the replacement cost from the catalog is charged is to replace the lost item. If a returned item has been damaged, we will determine whether the item can be repaired or whether it must be replaced. Food items may not be used to cover costs of lost or damaged library materials. If it can be repaired, a fee to cover the repair costs will be charged. If it needs to be replaced, we’ll charge the replacement cost. We cannot accept purchased/used books to replace lost books.