Libraries were quick to jump on board when the U.S. Post Office introduced postal cards with pre-printed postage. It turns out they were perfect for that time honored form of library communication – the overdue notice.
Libraries have used them since at least 1873 as gentle reminders of patron oversights. Check out this collection of over a hundred postal cards that have been used as overdue notices for a quick visit to a bit of library history.
Tom Gilson. Test Bio