UK: Universities Collected £50m in Library Fines, Figures Show
From The Guardian:
Universities have raised almost £50m [approx. $77.15 million USD] from fining students for overdue library books in the past six years.
Leeds University accrued the most money from overdue books, collecting more than £1.8m in fines for the six academic years from 2004/05.
Manchester University, which collected almost £1.3m, came in second place while the University of Wolverhampton was third with fines totalling £1.25m.
With fines as little as 10p for each day a book is overdue, it shows that students are returning thousands of books late each year. But many are never returned – more than 300,000 university library books remain unaccounted for.
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Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.