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Replacement Policies


Replacement for demaged / lost items
 
Patrons will be responsible for loss or damage to any item in their check_out records,  they can 
purchase a replacement copy with the same ISBN and copyright date as the lost copy's or demaded copy's.  After purchasing a replacement copy, please bring it to the library circulation desk so it can be processed and removed from patron's account.
 
Grace period for Replacement procedure:
  • Resident publications:within 15 days after reporting the loss
  • Foreign publications:within 90 days after reporting the loss
  • There is no fine during the grace period
  • If a lost item is overdue before reporting the loss, patrons have to pay overdue fines
  • Patrons should complete the book replacement procedure within the grace period,  otherwise, patrons have to pay overdue fines.
 Books
If patrons cannot locate a replacement copy with an identical ISBN and copyright date, there are two options for patrons
  • To replace with the new edition of the lost item
  • To pay the replacement charges by cash
    • ​Twice price of the lost item if the price is knowable
    • If the price in unknown, the replacement charge will be twice fixed price of the lost item plus extra fee which is charged by the subject and publication year of the lost item:
subjects publication years multiples
science、engineering、business over 11 years 4 times
for 6 to 10 years 5 times
for 5 or less than 5 years 6 times
liberal art、history、philosophy for over 21 years 7 times
for 11 to 20 years 6 times
or 6 to 10 years 5 times
for 5 or less than 5 years 4 times
  • Items published in China:
    • The purchase price is knowable:purchase price in NT$ plus extra fee
    • The purchase price is unknown:Thirty times price in RMB plus extra fee
  • Both of price and fixed price are unknown:
    • Chinese items: twice photocopying fee of the lost item
    • Foreign items: Four times photocopying fee of the lost item
    • Items out of print: Ten times photocopying fee of the lost item
  • One volume of series: 
    • The volume fixed price is knowable:twice fixed price of volume plus extra fee
    • The volume fixed price is unknown:twice average price of series plus extra fee
    • Processing fees:NT$50 for each volume
Periodicals
If patrons cannot purchase the same issue as the lost item, the charge of replacement will be:
  • Five times current subscription fee
  • Issues of ceased journal:Six times subscription fee presented on the lastest issue
  • Issues not for sale:Ten times photocopying fee of the lastest bound volume
  • Processing fees:NT$50 for each volume plus binding fee
Non-book materials
If patrons cannot purchase the same one as the lost item, the charge of replacement will be:
  • The purchase price (or fixed price) is knowable:twice purchase price (or fixed price)
  • Items porduced by TKU:  Twice material fee plus production costs
  • Processing fees:NT$100 for each item