Man avoids £2700 library fine

  • 7 March 2013
A book shelf

A man a library book that was 53 years overdue has avoided a £2,700 fine!

He returned the book to Edinburgh's Fine Art Library during a fines amnesty - a week when the library promises not to fine anybody.

60-year-old David Black borrowed the book September 1962 but forgot to return it.

At 15p a day, David could have been fined almost £2,700 - but the library told Newsround they wouldn't really charge anyone more than £10.