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Old 03-20-2007, 02:54 PM   #1
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ON topic - overdue library book!
Oh, yes! It is ON topic!

I checked out an encyclopedia of knitted stitches from the library, and I've had it sooooo long that I have exceeded the longest overdue time allowed! I need to go pay my fine, but I don't want to give up the book! Help!


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Old 03-20-2007, 02:57 PM   #2
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You "lost" it and pay for another?
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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Could you have bought the book for what the fine is?
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I used to work in a library (for about 4 years, and I'd love to work there again, and maybe even get a degree in Library Science). There have been quite a few beyond over due books, as well as the famous "my dog/cat/pet/child" chewed the corner, the "flood" books (bathtub victims).

So I'm curious, how long has your book been out??
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I've had the book for OVER a MONTH!!

Fortunately, I live where the maximum fine is only $1. BUT, if you don't pay up, before long, they send you a bill for the cost of the book. You are required to replace it for the library.

I've heard that in some locations, keeping library materials is "posession of stolen property" after a certain length of time. If you get pulled over for a speeding ticket, say, they can run your ID, find out about the library fine, and take you to jail for the overdue book!!

Good thing I don't speed, huh?
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Originally Posted by MoniDew
I've had the book for OVER a MONTH!!

Fortunately, I live where the maximum fine is only $1.
It's 25 cents a day here!
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:16 PM   #7
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Why don't you just renew it and check it out again?
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Originally Posted by MoniDew
I've had the book for OVER a MONTH!!

Fortunately, I live where the maximum fine is only $1. BUT, if you don't pay up, before long, they send you a bill for the cost of the book. You are required to replace it for the library.

I've heard that in some locations, keeping library materials is "posession of stolen property" after a certain length of time. If you get pulled over for a speeding ticket, say, they can run your ID, find out about the library fine, and take you to jail for the overdue book!!

Good thing I don't speed, huh?
A $1.00 max fine. Wow, that's cheap considering where I worked and other libraries I've seen! We used to charge $1.00 for overdue dvds/videos, it would be $0.10 for books, and then $0.25 for cds & books on tape/cd.

Where I used to work, we'd charge someone for the book after sending them out 3 "warnings" or reminders that theire book(s) were over due. After about 7 months we'd send the bill for the cost of the book. We were never quite as bad as the stolen property though!!!
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at our library you can reserve books on line. so, I'd return it, then RUN to the public computer and reserve it so no one else can check it out again. ha ha.

(not that I've done that before or anything...)

Our library is great and has pulled knitting books from all over the county for me. that way I can really look at a book before I decide to buy it.
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Old 03-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Originally Posted by MoniDew
I've had the book for OVER a MONTH!!

Fortunately, I live where the maximum fine is only $1.
It's 25 cents a day here!
Ours is 10 cents. But I've lived where it's $1 plus a quarter for each item.

If you think you will use it, look for it online, maybe used, at amazon, half.com or powells.com

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