Library Book Returned 100-Years Overdue

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San Francisco resident Webb Johnson of Fairfield returned a San Francisco library book Friday, 100 years late. There was no fine.

“Whew,” Johnson said.

The book, a collection of short stories published in 1909, had been checked out by his great-grandmother Phoebe Webb in 1917 from the old Fillmore branch which, like his great-grandmother, is no longer around.

Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle

Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle

Head City Librarian Luis Herrera welcomed the book back and said the library was very glad to get it, finally. At the 2017 rate of 10 cents a day, the overdue fine would have come to $3,650. Fortunately for Johnson, fines on overdue books are now capped at $5. And under the library’s current amnesty program for overdue books, there’s no fine at all.

Cover photo credit : Photo: Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle

 

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