Well, it was not from a close library, just one in our system, so I would have to drive to that library to see it. They could even send it out of the system so I wouldn't, even if I would have paid the $10.I highly doubt that they would charge you $10 for the book and then put it back on the shelves. For one thing, you could easily find it and point out the issue.
I was still thinking about this last night.
How does that work with interlibrary books I have gotten from Florida or New Jersey or wherever? Does the book get driven all over Florida with other books going to other states? Then how does it get to Ohio?
I know it was just a "form letter" with the specifics put in, so why couldn't they have emailed it to me like they do when they renew a book. I know that's automatic, but email would have been faster than snail (very small snail) mail. Everything is done electronically, check out yourself, check in yourself, reserve books yourself. The fee notice was on my page, which there was no guarantee I was going to see. I just happened to think about reserving some books that day. But someone had to go to the trouble of putting the letter in an envelope and putting a stamp on it. I guess that's what they do when they are not sitting around at the desk. (One of them writes a column for our city paper. Usually no typos! The rest of the paper has more errors than it does correct spelling and word use and sentence structure.)
Thinking this morning, you used to have to take a book back to have them renew it. Then you could log on and renew it. Now they automatically renew and it tells you how many renewals you have left. They send an email of everything you have out every time one book renews.