If an item belonging to the library is stolen from a patron, the patron should report the theft immediately to the proper authorities and notify the library as soon as possible. If the patron can provide a copy of the police report or official documentation from the police department with the file number, then overdue fines (if any) and service charges will be waived and the patron will be charged only for the replacement cost of the item. If a police report is unobtainable, then the patron will be charged a service charge of $25.00 in addition to the replacement cost. The patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the item in all circumstances.
If a stolen item is returned to the library within 180 days in good condition, then the library will issue a refund to the patron.