A story from Michigan on the Ann Arbor District Library. They had stopped mailing overdue book notices in favor of e-mail, but received too many complaints.On April 3, the library stopped mailing overdue notices in an attempt to save $20,000 a year, mostly in postage.
\"Several members of the board, including myself, find it discriminatory,\" said board President Richard Dougherty, noting that Sandra White and Robert Potts have also raised concerns. \"Many people have computers and therefore have direct access to overdue information. But there are an awful lot of kids who really don\'t have computers at home and therefore they don\'t have the access to the same amount of information.\"
Library users with e-mail addresses will still continue to receive notices electronically at no expense to the library. But it expects to resume mail notices today.
On April 3, the library stopped mailing overdue notices in an attempt to save $20,000 a year, mostly in postage.