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Overdue book returned to Texas library after 44 years

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A Texas library said a book recently returned after 44 years would have amassed a $1,606 late fee if the facility hadn't since gone fine-free.

The Abilene Public Library said in a Facebook post that the book, Chilton's Auto Repair Manual 1954-1963, was checked out by the city's Water Department 44 years ago.

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The book was recently returned a whopping 16,060 days overdue. The library did not reveal what led to the book being returned so late.

The post said the book would have amassed $1,606 in late fees under the library's old system, but the facility has eliminated all fees.

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