Are you a library scofflaw?

  • Article by: LAURIE BLAKE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 4, 2012 - 8:33 PM

Two counties hope to start library card verification system, to keep users from ducking fines by checking out materials at other sites.

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eman2001Jul. 4, 12 9:23 PM

Reminds me of Conan the Librarian cartoon that I saw years ago.

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aaronakJul. 4, 1210:32 PM

Seems all the library systems should just merge their databases across the entire country. Why not? It would benefit library patrons everywhere. You'd still have your "home" library system, but then you could find materials quickly and easily at libraries in other systems with one search. What century are we in again?

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AlbertHJul. 5, 12 8:55 AM

I hear Barney Fife is looking for work. Maybe he can help.

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kbintlJul. 5, 12 8:59 AM

Can you imagine the sheer cost of moving materials from one library system to the other - say from California to Minnesota? Minnesota already has a very expensive Inter Library Loan service (free to the public in most systems but costly to the libraries themselves in personnel/shipping costs) called MNLink. And it seems very big government and anti-business to force every library to choose the same software and database system. Would you put all of the other database companies out of business?

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mouthwashJul. 5, 1212:36 PM

Most people go to the library to bum around on the internet.

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samiamJul. 6, 12 7:44 AM

I lost a library book while I was in college and ended up paying for it. I actually found it years later but I was so embarrassed that I returned it via the drive through book return.

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