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  •  Didn't mention fees, either (5+ / 0-)

    Lose a U of Texas library book, you have to pay the replacement cost of the book. And you have to pay a $25 "processing fee". And you have to pay a $25 "billing fee". And you have to pay a $25 "binding fee".

    So in addition to the replacement cost of the lost book, you have an additional $75 in fees related to the lost book.

    Just a note about that "replacement cost". They bill the average cost of all the books in their collection, unless the lost book costs more than average, then they bill actual replacement cost. In other words, the amount they collect for "replacement cost" is higher than the actual replacement cost of lost books.

    Fees in public libraries in Texas aren't quite so outrageous, but they have started charging fees for "non-residents", at Arlington Public Library, for example, a non resident pays $50 per year, or $75 for a family of four.  

    "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

    by Orinoco on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:42:43 PM PST

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