Don't fret over lost library books- we can help!
You have a system for keeping track of your library books that never fails...until it does. We've all been there. Don't let a lost book keep you from enjoying the library. Instead, give us a call at 781-786-6150 and explain that you're trying to find your lost library book. We will renew that title for you and try to help jog your memory. The most common places that people report finding "lost" library books are:
- In the car. The best way to find lost things in the car is to give it a good vacuuming. The act of removing everything to try to suck up stale french fries and goldfish crackers can unearth all sorts of treasures- including library books!
- At school. Weston Public Library books mistakenly returned to the WPS libraries usually find their way back to us eventually, but lockers, desks, sports bags, cubbies, and even instrument cases have been known to swallow a book or two.
- Wherever you do your bedtime reading. Under the bed, between rocking chair cushions, and between the wall and the headboard are all good places to look.
Tell us first if you think you returned a "lost" item. We are always happy to do a shelf check. We use RFID to check in our books and while we do our best to ensure the pads read every tag, mistakes happen. We'd hate for you to tear apart your house unnecessarily.
If you've looked everywhere and want to pay for a lost book to clear your account, keep a few things in mind. If you pay by cash or check at the library and then find the lost book within 30 days, you can get a refund. If you pay online through your library account by credit card, we can't refund you even if you find that lost book. Our library also accepts replacement copies for lost books. Before purchasing an exact replacement (lost hardcovers need to be replaced with new hardcovers, for example), please call the library and speak to a staff person to make sure the copy you are planning to buy is acceptable.