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Q. Can I bring in a replacement book for the book I lost or damaged?

I have been billed for a book but do not want to pay the large fine.  May I bring in a book to replace the one I lost/damaged?

Answered By: Norma Johnson
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2016     Views: 47

Yes!  We will gladly take a copy of the exact book to cover the replacement fee. The book may still be subject to a fine of up to $15 as an overdue/processing charge.  Here are the guidelines:

  • Must match the item lost (exception: replacement copy can be a newer edition of the same item)
  • Can be a used copy, but must be in "very good," "excellent," or "like new" condition
  • Must be free of highlighting or other writing
  • Cannot be a former library copy

Please ask a staff member in the circulation/user services department to provide you a copy of the record from the library catalog if you need the specifics including the date and publisher, as well as the ISBN.

If you are unsure if a specific copy meets the requirements above, please check with one of the User Experience Supervisors or with the User Experience Librarian before purchasing a particular copy.

User Experience Librarian: Kathleen Lehman

  • 479-575-7048
  • kalehman@uark.edu

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