Book returned to Lismore Library after more than 40 years

Waterford City and County Libraries have issued a reminder to members of the public that it is never too late to return a library book.

A book, that was last borrowed in 1981 and thought to have been long-lost, was recently brought back to their collection at Lismore Library.

The Libraries Service subsequently issued the reminder when a member of the public returned a copy of ‘Londubh an Chairn: Songs of the Irish Gaels’ by Margaret Hannagan and Seamus Clandillon.

Images shared by Lismore Library displayed stamp return, dates which noted that the book was last borrowed over 40 years ago. While the stamp notes that the book was due to be returned on November 13, 1981, it is only recently that the book made its way back to Waterford City and County Library Service.

“This musical score was published almost 100 years ago, so we are very happy to have it returned to our collection. It’s never too late to return a book to your library and fortunately, there are no library fines anymore,” a statement from the Library read.

Time to check that long neglected cupboard drawer or perhaps the attic!