2.17 LOST AND FOUND ITEMS POLICY

As a courtesy to patrons, the library will hold lost items that are found by or given to library staff. Items that are obviously valuable or may contain private or personal information (such as cell phones, computer disks, etc.) will be held at the Circulation Desk. All other items will be put in the lost and found bin. Items held at the desk will be dated, and anything not claimed within six months will be disposed of, with care taken to remove any private or personal data.

Library staff will try to determine and contact the owner of items, whenever possible. However, the library cannot take the contact information of patrons who may have lost something in the library; instead, patrons are encouraged to check back in case the item has been found.

Approved by the Library Trustees, April 2009