Everything old is new again

Posted on July 3, 2012. Filed under: Libraries and Librarians | Tags: , |

Here’s an article from the Canberra Times :

Outstanding fines amassed by Libraries ACT members will be wiped from the system next month in an effort to bring back users on the black list.

The ACT government yesterday announced that all outstanding fines for overdue items would be removed from July 1, under the new Libraries ACT loans policy.

But a new penalty system will be put in place for unreliable users.

Under the new system, when an item becomes overdue, members will lose library privileges such as borrowing and the use of internet facilities.

Once an item is 4 weeks overdue, users will be required to pay a $25 administrative fee.” Sound familiar?

Read the full article here

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/act-libraries-to-wipe-overdue-fines-20120629-217gc.html

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