How can I Avoid Library Fines?

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Lindsay sent along A Link To a Wisegeek post entitled "How can I Avoid Library Fines?"
Wisegeek is indeed wise... "The easiest way to avoid library fines is to return your books on time. There is a simple hack, however, that allows a patron to return books past the due date without being fined. "

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Do we really care about fine revenues, or are fines just a means to an end? I argue for the latter, although it is an annoying waste of staff time to chase patrons through the stacks to 'witness' the planted items they left there...