Suburban libraries enforce penalties for overdue books
Suburban libraries in the US are getting tired of patrons who owe hundreds of dollars in missing and late materials. The main aim of libraries doing this is not to 'make money', as many claim, but as a way of ensuring their collection is available to all members.
Are public libraries really being excessive in doing this? Is it wrong for them to try and retrieve items that should have been returned long ago? Read the article in The Detroit News and have your say!!