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JIS Libraries: Replacing Lost/Damaged Materials

JIS Librarians

Matthew Schafer- High School

Kathryn Calzini- Middle School

Leslie Henry- PEL

Sarah Pickles- PIE

Replacing Lost or Damaged Materials

Patrons are responsible for the books they check-out from the JIS libraries. If a book is lost, damaged or stolen, the student will be responsible for paying the full replacement cost of the book. The total replacement charge includes the cost of the material as assessed by the library (item price) as well as 50 percent of the item’s price library acquisition fee (to cover shipping/processing/cataloging). Unfortunately, we do not offer the option to purchase a replacement book for a lost or damaged book.


If a book page accidentally rips, please do not attempt to repair it at home. We use special book tape and glue, which resist heat and will not discolor. Simply advise a member of the library team of the damage and we will attempt to repair it. In the event that the book cannot be repaired, a replacement charge will be assessed.


Please note, we would always rather have the book back, so if you find the lost book or it is located and it is in good condition, we will refund the lost book fee. 


If the patron wishes to appeal replacement charges and explain extraordinary circumstances that justify why charges should be waived, they may submit an appeal in writing to the librarian within 7 days of billing. 



Division Days Times
PIE M-F 7:15am- 3:15pm


MS M-F 7:00am- 5:00pm


7:00am- 5:00pm
9:00am- 12:00pm