Barry the Book on trail of bad borrowers


Anonymous Patron writes "Barry the Book on trail of bad borrowers, an article from Manchester (UK) Online looks at Barry Anderson. He arrives unannounced on the doorsteps of borrowers to reclaim their overdue library books. He is so good at his job that he has recovered a staggering haul of 10,500 books, 600 VHS videos, 300 CDs, 71 DVDs and 33 CD-Roms in five years - worth more than £55,000."


This reminds me of the conversation I had with a small town librarian to whom we had loaned an ILL item. She called to see if it had been returned to our library, since she didn't have the budget to be paying for her patrons' bad borrowing behavior. When I told her that the book was still out, she said, "Well, I guess I'm going to have to go over to her house and get it myself." Go get 'em tigers!

Barry looks a bit weary for his age...must be the work.