Here's a question for readers:
A New York library patron lost her library card and didn't realize it until three weeks later. She reported it lost as soon as she realized it. Meanwhile, someone else had checked out the maximum number of DVDs using her card and didn’t return them. She estimates that she could be charged upwards of $1000.
Does anyone know of any legal limitations on a library’s ability to charge a cardholder for items someone else checked out on a lost card in NY (or elsewhere)? What's your library's policy on patron liability? Do you include it as part of the library application that the user signs?