way, way overdue books

October 22, 2015 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

OldLibraryBooksweb_01Many libraries have stories of overdue books being returned decades after they were borrowed. Portland State recently received a book 52 years overdue. This beats Colorado College’s figures: in 2005, we received books 25 and 45 years overdue. (See the full story in the Winter 2006 issue of the library newsletter.) But we’re nowhere near the record: 221 years. The perpetrator? George Washington. I kid you not. See the full story here.

Entry filed under: academic libraries, books, not for CC website, perpetrated by students or patrons, Tutt Library Colorado College.

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