The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the disposal of circulating library materials that are damaged beyond repair and paid for by library users.
Identification of Damaged Materials
Damaged items exist when material is returned to the library after being damaged while checked out to the customer. Library materials returned to the library damaged so it cannot be used again will be withdrawn from the library collection. Example of damage includes:
Books with pages stuck together
Items with corners chewed
Mold or mildew
Pages torn out or missing
Wet items due to spills
Discs that are cracked or severely scratched
Cases damaged beyond wear and tear
Customers are charged a replacement fee for the item; material belongs to the Town of Flower Mound and the borrower is responsible for Town property while it is in their possession.
For More Information
For more information on this policy, call the library at 972.874.6200.