Lamont Fines Exceed $500 for First Four Weeks in New System
Lamont Library fined $525 out of student wallets for the first month of college, but Head Librarian Phillip J. McNiff isn't interested in the money.
"It's just the student's cooperation we're after," McNiff said yesterday.
A four-week breakdown of the new fine system revealed that of 70,000 books borrowed since school has opened, only one per cent have come in after the nine a.m. deadline. At 75 cents for each book this amounts to $525, McNiff said, and this has brought a lot of student cooperation.
The fined borrowers were evenly distributed through the Houses, with the Yard fines less than the Houses.