You will be charged the replacement cost plus the maximum overdue fee of $8. It is a good idea to pay for the item as soon as you realise it is lost. If the book is found within six months of you paying for it then you will receive a refund of the replacement cost. The book must be returned in good condition.
After a certain period of time, when lost items have not been returned or paid for, Tauranga City Libraries employ a Debt Collection Agency. The outstanding amount will include the lost items as well as a cost recovery charge from the Debt Collection Agency.