|Lost Books Fees
If a GIL Express borrower loses a book, a reasonable time is allowed for searching. If the book is not found a lost book fee is billed to the borrower. This includes the price of the book and a processing fee. The price of a lost book is set by the library that owns the book. The processing fee is set at $35.00 and is in addition to the price of the book.
The average price of an academic book is $66.00 (The Bowker's Annual Library and Book Trade Almanac 2002, 47th edition).
The processing fee for one lost GIL Express book is $35.00. This fee is set by a state-wide policy and is based on the average cost to an individual library to replace one copy of a book that is already in its collection. Once paid, the processing fee is non-refundable.
Replacement copies for Lost Books
Some libraries in The University System of Georgia may occasionally accept a replacement copy of a lost book in lieu of a lost book payment. This is at the discretion of the library that owns the book that was lost. Arrangements should be made between the patron who borrowed the book and the library that owns the book. It is at the discretion of the library to charge the processing fee when accepting the replacement copy of a lost book.