× Select City

Former UBC Professor returns library book after 47 years

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Sep 18, 2013 9:25 am

A former UBC professor, James Foster, has returned an overdue book after 47 years and he didn’t even have to pay the fine. 

In an interview with CBC, Foster calculated that the fine would have been close to $14,000.

The book, The Poems of Arthur Hugh Clough, belongs to the library at Queen’s University Belfast, Ireland. He found it while cleaning a storage locker.

Upon finding the book, Foster emailed the librarian at Queen’s University Belfast and let them know what happened.

He’s lucky the Queen’s University Belfast Library doesn’t employ Mr. Bookman.

[youtube id=”Z4qmc83EqEM” align=”center”]

DH Vancouver Staff
Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz, established in 2008.

© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.