For those users of the Sultan Ismail Library in Johor Bahru who completely unclear on the concept, it works like this :
You go to a library to borrow books.
The last time I looked, the word "borrow" carried the meaning "keep temporarily and then return".
The Star reports today that of the 6,471 books borrowed from the library, only (wait for it) 40 have been returned, despite an amnesty campaign.
I talk a lot about the need for public libraries on this blog, but sometimes you have to think that folks just do not deserve them. Still, looking on the bright side, the library may beat the Pahang State Library for a place in The Malaysian Book of Records.