Overdue Book

Overdue Book

Overdue library magazine with Beatles on cover back 50 years later

Submitted by Blake on Sun, 03/03/2019 - 12:29
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An Ohio library says a 1968 copy of Life magazine with the Beatles on the cover has been returned by a borrower who apologized for stealing it as a "kid" and sent $100 to cover late fees.
From Overdue library magazine with Beatles on cover back 50 years later - WISC

Overdue library book returned to school 120 years late

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 12/10/2016 - 08:59
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On discovering the HCS library stamp inside the book, Mrs Gillett, who lives near Taunton, decided to return it. "I can't imagine how the school has managed without it," she said. The book would have been of good use to young Boycott as he eventually graduated with first class honours in Natural Science and became a distinguished naturalist and pathologist. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-38240845

40-year overdue library book incurs no fee – but gratitude inspires donation

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 14:33
Michael Kelly checked out 'So You Want to Be a Doctor' in 1970. Since then, libraries have changed – dramatically, in some cases – to keep pace with changing reading habits and technology.
From 40-year overdue library book incurs no fee – but gratitude inspires donation - CSMonitor.com

Sad Book Returned to NYPL After 54 Years

Submitted by birdie on Thu, 07/31/2014 - 14:31

From Melville House:

Every so often, a book is returned to the library so late, it makes headlines. The due date of the sad book in this particular headline was August 17, 1959.

The New York Public Library recently received a copy of Ideal Marriage by Th.H. Van de Velde, M.D. The librarian reports it’s a “very wordy” and scientific guide to sex from 1926. (It’s “certainly more juicy than The Tropic of Cancer,” writes Billy Parrott of the Mid-Manhattan Library.)

On the Return of a Long-Lost Library Book, the World Rejoices

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 13:23
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On the Return of a Long-Lost Library Book, the World Rejoices
"What's really curious, however, is the staying power of this rather quotidian story, our seemingly endless fascination with an old book returning to the place where it belongs."

Never gets old for me!
[Thanks Bob!]

Man Returns Library Book 41 Years Late And Pays $300 Fine

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 07/24/2013 - 08:32
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Library book 41 years overdue is finally returned to the Champaign County Library. The library received $299.30 in cash and a handwritten note that read:

"To Champaign County Library: Sorry I've kept this book so long, but I'm a really slow reader! I've enclosed my fine of $299.30 (41 years, 2 cents a day). Once again, my apologies."
http://www.wdtn.com/dpp/news/local/champaign/library-book-returned-41-y…