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August 15, 2008

To Return or Not to Return

From the Guardian:

Library fines could become a thing of the past if a group of librarians get their way. A fiery debate has been raging for the past week between librarians, with anti-fine campaigners describing the charges as punitive, old-fashioned and creating a negative impression of libraries.

Posted by markmac at August 15, 2008 09:46 AM

Comments

Maybe it is something like traffic tickets. I have heard that in Ann Arbor, they LOSE money by giving out tickets because of the paperwork involved.

Posted by: schnitzr at August 21, 2008 01:53 PM

I'm completely on the anti-fine bus. I never use libraries because it always cheaper for me to just buy the books.

Posted by: gmayman at September 2, 2008 10:58 AM

I'm an anti-finer as well. But, man, if it's cheaper to buy, then your overdue books must be really overdue...

Posted by: markmac at September 10, 2008 09:58 AM

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