Answered By: Sarah Laaker
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016     Views: 174

Olin Library holds borrowers financially responsible for all material checked out on their accounts. Please notify the Olin Circulation Unit immediately if library material is lost or stolen. To speak with a member of the Circulation Unit, borrowers may visit the Help Desk at Olin Library, call 314-935-5420, or e-mail The Circulation staff will assist borrowers in resolving their accounts and direct questions and concerns to the Circulation Librarian.

Charges for lost and stolen library material are intended to help Olin Library replace the material and make it available for future use. A non-refundable $15.00 processing fee is charged in addition to the replacement cost. Replacement costs vary for Washington University's material and are available here: You may wish to purchase a replacement copy for the library yourself, if you are able to do so at less than the library's replacement cost. Check with the Olin Circulation Unit prior to purchasing a replacement copy to confirm this is an option, compare costs, and ensure that you purchase the correct item.

MOBIUS items have a default replacement cost of $100.00 and a $20.00 processing fee.

Payment by the borrower in no way implies transfer of ownership of library property. Unreturned items remain the property of the library. In most cases, if the borrower finds and returns Olin material in good condition within one year after paying for the material, the replacement cost will be refunded or credited, but the processing fee will remain.

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