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  AdamTodddBrown  |  11

You don't show ID to check out books at a public library. Anyone can use anyone's card. Families share cards. It's not that out of the ordinary. OP should've reported it lost sooner.


At our libraries you have to have a photo on file which will pop up when your card is scanned. And only one of our branches has self-checkout, but I rarely see anyone use it.

  epeeftw  |  15

Yeah but you may be making a pretty big assumption when you think that the librarian remembers every person who checks out a book, along with what book they got. Certainly not the case in cities and colleges.

By  Tripartita  |  44

It don't understand why such a serious issue was posted on FML. It starts with a stolen library card, but pretty soon, your family won't be able to tell the difference between you and the thief. They'll laugh as he makes allusions to "Huckleberry Finn" and "Crime and Punishment" that /you/ might've thought of if you'd taken them out. Pretty soon, your beloved child will be asking /him/ to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" to them!

  Tripartita  |  44

I don't know if you're joking or not, but I sure was. I was trying to combine literature theft and identity theft for comedic purposes. I'm genuinely confused by how anything I wrote would tear the poster down or criticize him.

  izzajaneful  |  24

They probably thought it was just misplaced, and that they would find it. And if someone else found it, it was an unlikely target for theft. Clearly, the theft happened. But to say as soon as you misplace something as usually innocuous as a library card you should have canceled it, so YDI, seems a bit extreme.

  Oceanborn_fml  |  24

It's a small ydi for a small damage. IF they don't report it missing they should be aware that it can potentially cause problems. Sure, most people will take that risk because it is a small one, but it's still their fault for not taking precautions.