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Woman Returns Library Book From 1948

This Woman Finally Returned a Late Library Book . . . That Was Due in 1948

We've all been guilty of returning library books past their due dates, but one woman brought hers back 68 years later. Better late than never, right? The Epsom Community Library in Auckland, New Zealand, shared a photo of the book, Myths and Legends of Maoriland by A.W. Reed, on Facebook, saying that the woman checked it out as a kid in 1948 and accidentally took it with her when she moved.

A wonderful customer came to see us with a confession today! As a child she was a patron of Epsom Library until she...

Posted by Epsom Community Library on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Because the book was in such great condition, the library decided to waive the late fee, despite being a "fair few years overdue." Otherwise, it would've cost her $7,300 NZD (inflation included) according to Yahoo New Zealand, or about or $5,095 USD.

Fortunately, she was able to clear her guilty conscience and her name, debt-free!

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