December 27, 2007
Cost of Overdue Books - New York Times Article
Interesting article from the New York Times on December 26, 2007:
New York Region
Late Library Books Can Take Toll on Credit Scores
By ANNE BARNARD and JO CRAVEN McGINTY
Published: December 26, 2007
The Queens Library system often flexes its muscles in collecting overdue books and late fees.
Click on the title to view the whole article.
The sole purpose of library fines is to encourage the prompt return of materials so other people can have them. I suppose, in an ideal world, you should be able to hold onto a book until someone else wants it.
In the Netflix world, they claim that there are no overdues. This is certainly the case...as long as you keep paying the monthly fee!
Posted by cseeman at December 27, 2007 08:51 AM