Overdue Policy for Faculty and Staff Members

Teaching Assistant Cards and Faculty/Staff borrowing privileges are suspended when:

  1. Recalled materials are overdue.
  2. A faculty or staff member fails to respond to a formal request from the College Librarian to return overdue materials.
  3. Payment for lost or damaged materials is not received.

When borrowing privileges are suspended, affiliates of the faculty or staff member may also be suspended.

Bates College Faculty and Staff Library Replacement Policy

Faculty and staff members are responsible for all materials borrowed using their Bates Card. Faculty members are also responsible for materials borrowed on Teaching Assistant Cards.

Replacement Costs

Faculty and Staff of Bates College are liable for the price of replacing any material that is lost or damaged, as well as the processing fee. Checks should be made payable to Ladd Library, Bates College.


Replacement Cost
refunded if item returned
Processing Fee
refunded if item returned
Ladd Books, Scores, Maps
Market Price or $50.00 $25.00

U.S. and Maine State Government Documents

Market Price or $50.00 $25.00

Interlibrary Loan

Market Price or $50.00 $25.00

Circulating and Non-circulating DVDs, Videos, CDs and LPs

Market Price or $50.00 $25.00

See the CBB Borrowing Policy for more information about replacement charges for materials borrowed from Bowdoin and Colby.

For help with questions regarding charges for library materials borrowed from CBB or MaineCat please contact Jane Boyle at 207-786-8322.