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cousin-merle: I'm amazed we haven't sold off all the libraries to balance the budget.
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wildcardjack: My local library had a $25 max fee, which was a problem for the longest time because a $300 videocassette with public performance rights was never returned. It also applied to someone who checked out a $10 book and forgot to return it.I think they changed to the max fine being replacement value. But now they don't bother collecting fines if you have less than $5 in them, so you could be a day late on a bunch of items before the self checkout system would frown at you. At that rate their ten or twenty thousand users could rack up big sounding money in uncollected fines.
warlok42: Is the sad tag for the overdue fines, or the fact that an entire state only has 40,000 books that were returned overdue?I think I may have that many overdue now myself...
NetOwl: I've managed to talk my way out of hundreds of dollars in library fines. If you're apologetic, most librarians will be undersanding.I couldn't live without a good library. Most books I read are too expensive to own, and some of the rest are too hard to find.