IDENTIFICATION Each book has a unique barcode number. At check-out, that barcode number is added to your Library Record. Write your name inside the front cover of each textbook. There’s a special place just for that.
COVERS ARE IMPORTANT Brown paper bags work the best. They are free from the grocery store! Write you name on the outside. Don’t tape covers to the book itself.
BOOK SOCKS CAN CAUSE PROBLEMS Often bend or break corners and spines. It is difficult to find ones big enough. Be careful of advertising that suggests “jumbo” will fit any book. If the book sock is difficult to put on, the size is probably too small.
DON’T PAY FOR WHAT YOU DIDN’T DO September is the month to tell us about any problem with the condition of your textbooks. See any damage notes that may be written inside the front cover. We want to know about problems that are not already noted.
FULL REPLACEMENT COSTS Lost or stolen book Unusable book (i.e. liquid damage, mold, excessive writing, doggy chew marks) (Be aware that some textbooks cost over $80!)
DAMAGES UP TO $15 Bent corners Broken spine Cleaning Missing or damaged barcode Staining Tape on book Torn pages Writing
Look for Yellow Insert At the Check-Out Station TEXTBOOK INFORMATION TIPS ON TEXTBOOK CARE
BE INFORMED 24/7 access to the Library Catalog. See all textbooks and library books you have checked out with their barcode numbers. See when they are due back. Textbook information is on the library home page.