Dallas readers rack up nearly $3 million in library fines
— reported by the Dallas Morning News
Dallas bookworms owe the city’s library system nearly $3 million in fines and missing materials, with more than 25,000 accounts so overdue, they’ve been referred to a collection agency, according to a review of the city’s library database.
Compounding the problem is a Dallas library policy that permits patrons to check out as many as 250 books at one time. That’s more than five times the number permitted by most major library systems in the United States.