Beatles cassette returned to Texas public library 44 years overdue

Beatles cassette returned to Texas public library 44 years overdue

Get again to the place you as soon as belonged.

A Beatles cassette tape that was checked out of the San Antonio Public Library 44 years in the past was lastly returned this month, officers stated.

The tape, a recording of an interview with Beatles members John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was just lately left anonymously in a guide return drop field, SAPL said in a Facebook post.

“Have you ever ever checked out an merchandise from SAPL and by no means had an opportunity to return it?” The library posted on Nov. 20.

“Are you able to consider this recording of The Beatles was checked out from Westfall Department Library 44 years in the past and returned to us just lately?”

Within the put up, the library poked enjoyable at how such a late return would usually include an exorbitant late price, however famous the department has not charged patrons with late charges on returns since October of final 12 months.

The put up continued: “Think about all of the potential fines there might have been! Fortunately, we now have been fine-free since October 2021, so even in case you have an merchandise to return that’s a 12 months late, a decade late, and even 4 a long time late, we are going to nonetheless settle for it at NO cost!”

The tape was anonymously left in a book drop-off box at the library.
The tape was anonymously left in a guide drop-off field on the library.
San Antonio Public Library
The library hasn't charged late fees since October 2021.
The library hasn’t charged late charges since October 2021.
San Antonio Public Library

Advertising Supervisor at SAPL Scott Williams advised The Publish that whereas the library has not stored document of what the overdue charges had been within the 70s, earlier than they had been stopped in 2021 the positive was 35 cents a day, capping at a $10 most price.

Whereas late fines could also be a factor of the previous, the library famous on Fb that now if an merchandise is stored too lengthy it is going to be thought-about misplaced and the patron could also be charged with the alternative value. If an individual has too many misplaced merchandise charges, their borrowing privileges could also be suspended.

The San Antonio Public Library isn’t the one department to quash the annoying late fines.

The tape contains an interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
The tape comprises an interview with John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
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Earlier this 12 months, a guide checked out 75 years in the past was returned to a public library in New Jersey a little bit over a 12 months after that library rid its overdue price coverage.

Bob Jablonski checked out “Hitler,” by Oden Rudolph on the James J. Ferris Excessive College department of the Jersey Metropolis Free Public Library in 1947 when he was simply 14, and waited till August 2022 to return the guide.

Whereas extremely late, he couldn’t have introduced the guide again at a greater time. The library carried out a no-overdue price coverage in March 2021, which means the now 89-year-old might return his guide fine-free.