Librarians received the electrical engineering book last week, dated as due back November 3,1977.
The question of imposing a fine was out of the question, Adrian Perry, principal of Lambeth, said. "He is probably beyond the reach of even our librarian's powers - he lives in Algiers."
What about a slot in the Guinness Book of Records? "The idea of claiming this is a record might be fun," he said. (FE Focus would like to hear from anyone who can beat the record.) To add insult to injury, the 30-year-old book is on radio communications, a course the college stopped running 15 years ago.