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    Angry Nefarious plot at the library

    Our library recently upgraded it's computer system. Now when you check out books, they no longer stamp the due date on them. They give you a receipt with the items listed and the due date.

    Since they started this I have had 2 overdues! I can't remember the due date without it being on the book! LOL! Who can ever find that receipt? I think it is a plot to increase revenues.

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    Our library does the same thing. But they also email us when the book is overdue. No late fees so far.

    I use the receipt as a bookmark

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    Not sure if you have it where you live but you can look online at your library, access your account & see. Can reserve book online too.

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    Ours does this,too. I just scribble the date on the calendar so I remember. I can renew online, so often I'll just renew if I can't make it in time.

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    Ours does this but they send a warning e-mail too. With us it doesn't really matter because we're there 2-3 times a week anyway.

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    All the libraries here are set up on a county-wide system. One of them that I'm aware of uses the receipt method and I hate it. I use the online feature offered and look up our cards that way to see what's due when.

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    /ours still stamps the books (unless it is inter-library loan) but I never look in the book- I always manage my account online. I renew my own books and only tak them to the library to return them. I also order 95% of the stuff I take out online- the rest I get from my own library.

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    How about putting a post-it note in the front with the due date on as soon as you get the receipt?

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    We've used that system for years. They stamp your return date on a cardboard book mark and poke it in the book. The bookmark is sponsored by local business that are having special deals and you generally use the bookmark to claim the discount. As I get older I find it more difficult to return books. I generally know when the return date is, but I just don't want to return it. I'm not sure why I do this.

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    Originally posted by Englishlady
    How about putting a post-it note in the front with the due date on as soon as you get the receipt?
    Good idea Or this is what I do: I have Yahoo email, so I put when the books are due on my Yahoo calendar, and I also set it up to remind me to return them a couple of days before they're due

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    We always check our books out on the same day each week, so there's no question about when they're due.

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    generally know when the return date is, but I just don't want to return it. I'm not sure why I do this.
    ha ha - me too!! To make it even worse, the libary is 1/2 mi from my house and I drive past it twice a day (to work and home from work). I really need to work on this.

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    Our library is the same, I put the date due in my day planner.

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    Hang your receipt on the refrgerator. That's what most of our patrons do!

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    i use mine as a bookmark too

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