Q. What to do if the library book has been lost?
Patron borrowed a book from the library, and it has gone lost
One of the responsibilities of the Weizmann Libraries is to preserve the Weizmann Institute of Science book collection. For this reason, when a book is lost, the Library must be compensated for the lost copy.
How can this compensation be provided? Options:
- Find the book and return it to the library (most patrons eventually find a lost book within the same dept/building: on their co-workers shelves, in a PI's room, in a seminar room etc., so we recommend a thorough search for the book as well as asking via a departmental email)
- Order the book via the Library from the dept. account by filling out the Book Purchase form in the Internal Services (if the head of your group agrees)
- Bring a check to the Library for the price of the book (we will request relevant price quotations from our vendors)
- Buy the book from any shop or site and bring it to the Library
If the book is not available for purchase or is no longer relevant, the patron will be asked to pay $100 so that the Library can purchase a similar item (in NIS, check payable to the Central Library, Weizmann Institute of Science)