A WOMAN whose library books were stolen from Hargreaves Mall in July has had them returned.
White Hills resident Sandra Hando said she was relieved to discover her bag of library books had been returned to the Bendigo Library.
"I am so happy. It was going to cost me over $200 to pay for them, now I don't have to," she said.
Ms Hando said the library books were returned by the driver of a public bus.
She said she believes they were taken from the mall and discarded on the bus when the thief discovered it was a bag of books.
"They were in good condition," she said.
"I am very happy."