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Fines are not charged for overdue materials, except for reserve materials and equipment. A fine schedule is posted at the circulation desk area and the LMC website. Charges are levied for lost or damaged materials and equipment. Replacement charges for different types of items vary.
Students, employees, and other library users may appeal the imposition of a library charge, fine, or penalty by filing a written notice of appeal with the director of LMC or their designee within 21 days of receiving notice of the charge, fine, or penalty.  An individual who fails to file a timely notice of appeal will be deemed to have waived their right to appeal.
The appeal will be heard as a brief adjudicative proceeding, pursuant to chapter 132H-108 WAC.  Before issuing a decision, the director of LMC or their designee will conduct an informal hearing and provide both the person challenging the charge, fine, or penalty and a representative from the LMC (collectively, "the parties") an opportunity to present their views on the matter.  The director of LMC or their designee will serve the parties with their initial decision within 10 business days of the informal hearing.  The initial decision will briefly set forth the reasons for the decision and information about how to seek administrative review of the initial decision. If no request for review is filed within 21 days of service of the initial decision, the initial decision will be deemed the final decision.
An initial decision is subject to review by the dean or their designee, provided the impacted student, employee, or other library user files a written request for review with the dean's office within 21 days of receiving the initial decision.  During the review, the dean shall give each party an opportunity to file written responses explaining their view of the matter and shall make any inquiries necessary to determine whether the findings or sanctions should be modified. The decision on review will briefly set forth the reasons for the decision and will typically be served to the parties within 21 days of receiving all responsive documentation from the parties. The decision on review will contain a notice that judicial review may be available.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140(13) and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 23-22-019, § 132H-136-030, filed 10/20/23, effective 11/20/23. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 05-17-013, § 132H-136-030, filed 8/4/05, effective 9/4/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 28B.50.140. WSR 92-19-052, § 132H-136-030, filed 9/10/92, effective 10/11/92; Order 35, § 132H-136-030, filed 10/10/75; Order 13, § 132H-136-030, filed 3/9/73.]
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