September 26th, 2013

Library book That Was 79 YEARS Overdue Is returned - And Staff Waive The £11,500 Fine

From The Mirror:

Library staff have waived an £11,500 fine for a book that should have been returned an astonishing 79 years ago.

The novel Master of Men was taken out from Leicester County Library in 1934 and never returned.

Keith Dolphin, 64, found the book during a house clearance and was amazed to see the library ticket still inside.

The date it had to be returned by - May 28, 1934 - was printed on the ticket but no return stamp next to it.

Leicestershire County Council said if they charged the maximum amount per day, the fine would be £11,534.

However their current maximum late return fine is £7 - so they have decided to waive the mammoth charge.

It is not known who originally took the book out from the library, which has since shut down.

Click here to read the rest of this amazing story!

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    Ein Buch wurde 79 Jahre zu spät in der Leicester country Library zurückgegeben. Die Mahngebühr beträgt £11,500 
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    Wow!
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    Wow, now I don’t feel so bad waiving $5 fees…
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