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Poll: Do you think fines work?

Do you have any library books or rented DVDs or videos collecting dust?

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THE CITY OF SYDNEY has abolished library fines after a trial found reminders worked better.

The library sent out an email about the no fine scheme and three times as many overdue books (60,000) were returned in the eight-month trial compared to the 12 months previous, according to The Guardian.

Some of the books were decades old – not that we’re judging.

So in today’s poll we’re asking, do you think fines work? 

Poll Results:

No  (2001)
Sometimes (1821)
Yes  (1041)
If the fine is expensive enough (954)

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