[Libs-Or] Library cards for homeless/those without permanent address
buzzy at hoodriverlibrary.org
Tue Jul 10 11:13:34 PDT 2012
Check out our neighbors to the north at the Fort Vancouver Regional
Library District for a different model: They don't charge fines, and
they give a free card to anyone who lives within the jurisdiction of a
tax-supported public library anywhere in the country.
Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031
On 07/10/2012 10:15 AM, Diedre Conkling wrote:
> Actually what happens without fines is that items get returned at the
> same rate as in libraries with fines. The down side might be that
> the returns come in a bit later, it is not that the items aren't
> returned. The major up side is the reduction of stress on staff.
> Yes, there has been research done on this. I am, however, unable to
> point anyone to the research today but probably could later in the
> week. Oh, the research is on return rates and not staff stress
> levels. That is just a comment from my personal experience.
> On Jul 10, 2012 9:30 AM, "Kyle Banerjee" <banerjek at orbiscascade.org
> <mailto:banerjek at orbiscascade.org>> wrote:
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