It is the responsibility of the person borrowing any item from the Wixom Public Library to return that item in a timely manner and in good condition. Individuals not responding will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. (Wixom City Ordinance: 9.16.060 Conversion of Library Property.)
When a patron reports the borrowed item as lost or fails to return it, the patron will be responsible to pay the replacement cost of that item plus a $5.00 processing fee.
If the item is found and returned in good condition, refunds may be given up to 3 months from date of payment. The receipt for payment must be presented at the time of refund. No refunds will be given without the receipt. The processing fee is not refundable.
If library materials are damaged enough to be judged by the library to be unusable for the collection, the patron must pay for the entire cost of the item, plus the processing fee. An item may be considered unusable by the library if an essential part of it is missing.
Once the patron pays the replacement cost of an item, the patron then owns that item.
If it is determined that a patron is responsible for minor damages to an item (pencil, crayon, ink marks; torn pages; minor scratches on videos or DVDs/CDs) a minimum charge will be assessed of $1.00. Missing barcodes will be assessed a $2.00 fee. Book bindery charges or DVD/CD resurfacing will be assessed at the cost of that service.