Article: Libraries Begin Fining People for not Picking up Holds


The article linked to below concerns libraries in Canada fining users who fail to pick up their ‘hold.’ What do you think about these sorts of fines? They are meant to keep books available for those who actually will use the books kept on hold.

For more visit:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2012/06/06/toronto-city-libraries-new-fines-for-holds.html

Article: Jailed For Stealing Overdue Book Fines


I’m sure many readers of this Blog have at one time or another been in trouble for returning books to a library late – perhaps you have been fined for doing so. The article linked to below tells of one example of  what happens to overdue library book fines – in this case they were stolen.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/20/margo-reed-library-_n_1613452.html