“Planning in Ontario 1966-1975: A Review of Activities” – according to the library record, the last person to sign out this beast was in 1986. Given the huge popularity of this masterpiece I am only provided a measely one week loan – the rationale being that this is a government document and that Canadians around the country have been stampeding their local libraries and depositories in order to sink their teeth into irrelevant picture-less typewritten reports from the 1960’s….so, you know…you only get it for a week – then if you are an hour late, we charge your ass.
Which is exactly what they did. I’m sitting here staring at a $7.50 late charge for items that no one wants. No one, except me…but I just pulled them because I needed some potential sources for proposal and I will most likely not even open these up beyond the abstract. Of the seven reports I have, not one has been checked-out in the past 10 years.
Ridiculous. If these were recent reports (most of which are PDF anyways) I would understand a need for maintaining a time period on loans, but this stuff was written when my dad was still an undergrad, pushing ideas which are out of fashion, if not disproved.
Bloody Canada and their late charges, service fees, service charge, activation fees, regulatory-cost recovery fees, atm transaction fees, setup fees, non-refundable deposits, graduate student fees, abandoned-rabbit shelter fee…