September 3, 2016

Alabama library threatens jail time for not returning books

Guardian-A library in Alabama has reportedly warned its customers that it plans to enforce strict new borrowing rules that include the possibility of jail time for anyone who fails to return a book on time.

In an effort to recoup about $200,000 worth of overdue books, the Athens-Limestone public library will be enforcing a new policy that includes fines of $100, a city jail term of 30 days or possibly both, according to the News Courier.

Library director Paula Laurita said the harsh new rules were necessary because offenders were effectively stealing from the library and taxpayers.

1 comment:

Laser said...

Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.

Habits are either the best servants or the worst masters.

Maybe the Director could post these thoughts in the entrance. Do they suspend the library cards of delinquent borrowers?

Cheers, Tom