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George Washington's overdue library books

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Aussie Willy, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

  2. PeterG

    PeterG Well-Known Member

    Damn...libraries were tough back then! All the libraries I go to, cap overdue charges at $10.00 per item. Georgie would only owe twenty bucks in my area!!

    P.S. He should have signed up for e-mail notification to get reminders about when his books would be due. :D
  3. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

    I wonder how they would go about collecting on those overdue fees. hehehe
  4. Aussie Willy

    Aussie Willy Hates both vegemite and peanut butter

    Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode where Jerry owed like a couple of thousand on an overdue book? And he thought he could sweat talk his way out of it.
  5. John 3 17

    John 3 17 Well-Known Member

    Ok, now that made me :rofl:

    -Bridget :)
  6. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

    At my university, some of the books were "on reserve" meaning you could only check them out for three hours at a time. The overdue charge was 2 cents per minute!

    After a certain time, though, it would be less costly to pay the book replacement fee. The "unreplaceable" books weren't allowed to be checked out.

    There's a line in the school policy book that you can't get your diploma unless all outstanding balances are paid. So the week before graduation, there were lines of seniors paying their book fees :lol:
  7. deltask8er

    deltask8er Well-Known Member

  8. Gazpacho

    Gazpacho Well-Known Member

    According to this article, it's actually $4577. I'm more inclined to believe the latter number, as $300,000 would be around $4 a day, which doesn't make sense at all.
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