A newspaper article from the US about a woman who ‘borrowed’ more than 1000 dvds toys and books.
”This is the first time in the history of our library that someone has done this,” said library spokeswoman Carla Davis. ”Usually, most library users understand the principle of borrowing and returning our shared resources. Unfortunately, this person could not abide by this idea.”
Police say Ware would open new accounts with her children to continue ”borrowing” library items, including children’s and adult books, DVDs and VHS tapes. She also took toys kept at libraries for children to play with, police say.
It’s more common than the newspaper makes it out to be. At our library we get people like this as well (to slightly lower degrees of delinquency). When someone joins up at the library and takes out their maximum amount of items, especially dvds, you sometimes know that you are never going to see them again…