Saturday, September 27, 2008
LA Library limits book loan time
I had meant to write about this in July when our neighborhood librarian notified me, but you may have already noticed that LA's public libraries are only allowing books to be checked out for 2 weeks at a time (vs. the 3 weeks that they gave in the past). The reason for the change being they felt it would free up more books to be available. (Plus all those late fees wracking up).
With all our banking woes, the housing market, and the economy in general - it doesn't seem as significant does it? But it does mean that cut backs are showing up all over the place - even at the public library. And since my family's always checking out books from the public library, I just have to keep better tabs on returning all those books on time (or pony up the late fees).