If you have lost a book borrowed from the SSL, please search carefully for the book. If the book is not found, we send you an invoice for a replacement after 21 days for normal loans or 14 days for short loans. The charge for a lost book is the book’s purchase price plus a £5 administrative charge. If the book is out of print, the library will charge you a flat rate of £35 (which includes the £5 administrative charge). You are welcome to use our online store page to pay the replacement fee.
Alternatively, you can provide a replacement copy. A £5 administrative charge will still apply. The replacement copy must be the latest edition and be in good condition. It should preferably be the same format (hardback or paperback) as the copy you lost and not an ex-library copy. If the library is not satisfied with the replacement copy supplied, you will be required to either pay the invoice or provide another replacement copy. We can only accept payment for lost books belonging to the SSL.
Overdue fines relating to the lost book will be waived. Please note that if you subsequently find the book, we are unable to refund the charges, as a replacement copy will have been ordered/added to stock. If you fail to replace or pay for a lost book upon receipt of the invoice, the library will contact your College Dean or Departmental Administrator.