This blog, (library police),was written by Roz Warren, a librarian with 20 years of experience. She’s talking about how a North Carolina woman got arrested for keeping a library DVD for 9 years. It doesn’t say what happened after the woman’s arrest, but the writer doesn’t live in North Carolina, so she can’t press charges on those who steal books from her library. Essentially, there isn’t anything they can do about the missing books.
Should we be tougher on those who don’t return books? Should library fines need to be paid when you renew something else, kind of like paying outstanding traffic tickets when you register your car? What could be linked to these outstanding books?