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http://mothership.sg/2016/07/woman-develops-phobia-of-borrowing-books-after-nlb-fines-her-internet-shows-no-sympathy/

Letter to ST:
My daughter borrowed two books from Toa Payoh Public Library in December last year.

She forgot to return the books and we received a reminder from the library this month.

I immediately returned the books and wrote to the library requesting that the penalty of $31.42 be waived, as the late return was not intentional and this was the first time it had happened.

But a library officer called and said I am still required to pay $25. The cost price of the books are around $16.

Now, my children and I have a phobia of borrowing books from public libraries.

I hope the authorities will look into this matter and develop a proper system for helping library users.

Sheeba John (Mrs)


The internet reactions are so funny!   Especially "i have phobia of ippt, time to downgrade".  :D
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2016, 01:40:15 am »
ahhh, this reminds me i have to go pay my NLB fines. they are charging me the cost for sending me reminder mailers too.  :-\

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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 02:52:08 am »
lol this was posted by sgag too.
I think it kinda ridiculous that ppl bargain for a fine.
y dont they follow the rules. after nt following the rules they try to get away by bargaining.
if the nlb really agree. den they don't nd to set any rules la.
and if they r "kind" and waive it these people naturally think they can go around bringing inconvenience to anyone they like without getting any costs. they'll prolly go on to borrow more books and keep them for years since there's no cost.
and it's even better they develop phobia of getting books frm library since they don't practice basic responsibility > not slightly guilty or apologetic. yet want to 恶人先告状 attempt to defame the library.

if I were the lib I would just reply curtly the reason leading to the amount of the fine and prompt that if there's further delay administrative charges would be imposed as well as suspension of borrowing rights.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2016, 03:35:48 am by happyshar »
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2016, 08:25:50 am »
ahhh, this reminds me i have to go pay my NLB fines. they are charging me the cost for sending me reminder mailers too.  :-\
Well, at least you haven't developed a phobia..  :P

if I were the lib I would just reply curtly the reason leading to the amount of the fine and prompt that if there's further delay administrative charges would be imposed as well as suspension of borrowing rights.
You want to turn National Library Board into National Library Bank?  :D
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2016, 09:04:55 am »
the extrapolation of that logic would be her kids would have phobia for homework after being punished for not handing them in to the teacher.
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2016, 12:02:18 pm »
Well, at least you haven't developed a phobia..  :P
You want to turn National Library Board into National Library Bank?  :D

sgrean v smart. if u give 1 ppl waiver after they complain. next day ppl call in email in for refund of full fine paid last time 😂

these type of act victim mentality too common in society.. pwee !!

next time she go ntuc shop forget to pay money get convicted of theft. can complain the judicial system la lol.
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 03:43:19 pm »
ahhh, this reminds me i have to go pay my NLB fines. they are charging me the cost for sending me reminder mailers too.  :-\

Thought can pay online?

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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 04:36:57 pm »
sgrean v smart. if u give 1 ppl waiver after they complain. next day ppl call in email in for refund of full fine paid last time 😂

these type of act victim mentality too common in society.. pwee !!

next time she go ntuc shop forget to pay money get convicted of theft. can complain the judicial system la lol.
I think the library got their own system of doing things lah.. can't be suka suka waive off de..

In fact, I calculated backwards and her waiver for 2 books amounts to around 3 weeks which is the extension for renewals.  It could be that she was overdue for 2 months plus and did not even renew during that time.
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2016, 04:49:46 pm »
I think the library got their own system of doing things lah.. can't be suka suka waive off de..

In fact, I calculated backwards and her waiver for 2 books amounts to around 3 weeks which is the extension for renewals.  It could be that she was overdue for 2 months plus and did not even renew during that time.

She's quite disingenuous if you ask me  >:(
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2016, 05:15:04 pm »
I think the library got their own system of doing things lah.. can't be suka suka waive off de..

In fact, I calculated backwards and her waiver for 2 books amounts to around 3 weeks which is the extension for renewals.  It could be that she was overdue for 2 months plus and did not even renew during that time.

I tot her book overdue 8 months. from last yr December..  :-\
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2016, 05:16:21 pm »
She's quite disingenuous if you ask me  >:(

is more towards contemptuous ba .
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2016, 07:02:48 pm »
I tot her book overdue 8 months. from last yr December..  :-\
$31.42 / 2 books / $0.15 fine per day = about 104 days overdue
waived amount $6.42 = about 21 days waived off

I'm not sure why the amount so weird, maybe she got charged for some reminder mailers like Mia.
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2016, 10:14:09 am »
Thought can pay online?

can meh? like cannot leh. in the two mailers i was asked to pay at the library, that's why i still haven't paid.
i mean, sorry la i'm lazy, it only makes sense if i shun bian pay at the library when i wanna borrow some books.

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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #13 on: July 25, 2016, 10:31:40 am »
can meh? like cannot leh. in the two mailers i was asked to pay at the library, that's why i still haven't paid.
i mean, sorry la i'm lazy, it only makes sense if i shun bian pay at the library when i wanna borrow some books.
Try logging in with your singpass at www.nlb.gov.sg

I think should be able to pay online.
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Re: Woman develops phobia of borrowing books after NLB fines her
« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2016, 10:57:52 am »
Try logging in with your singpass at www.nlb.gov.sg

I think should be able to pay online.

the singpass pin mailer not yet reach me.  :-[

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