Michigan Live has a Story on the doings at the Ann Arbor District Library. It seems they have stopped mailing over due notices, and only contact patrons by email. They have also more than doubled fines.
\"It\'s a major change in policy,\" said William Razgunas, a regular library user. \"Hollywood Video is for-profit, so they have no obligation to their customers to set the fine one way or another. But taxpayers don\'t support Hollywood Video.\"The daily overdue book fine increased from a dime to a quarter per day on materials borrowed as of April 3.
William Razgunas recently returned a book that was late and paid $1.10. Had he waited until now - when the daily overdue rate increased from 10 to 25 cents - he would have owed $2.75.
Not only did he miss a mailed reminder, he resents the fact that the library hasn\'t done more to get the word out about the change