Library book returned after 42 years
"Wilderness Living" was returned to the Courtenay VIRL branch a few days ago. It was first borrowed in 1977 from Union Bay. Photo sourced from VIRL Comox Valley Libraries Facebook page.
COURTENAY, B.C. – A library book is finally coming home, 42 years after it was borrowed.
The book, titled “Wilderness Living”, was returned to the Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) Courtenay branch a few days ago.
According to a social media post from the branch, the book was first borrowed in 1977 from Union Bay.
The branch wrote that the patron would have owed about $4, 599 in overdue fees if there wasn’t a cap on fines.
The patron who borrowed “Wilderness Living” kept it in mint condition.
We have reached out to VIRL for more details. Their comment is forthcoming.