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Fine Free Policy: Home

YOUR library is now fine free! We no longer charge fines on late items. This ensures that everyone in our community will have access to library materials and services, which is our primary purpose as a public library. Here you’ll find information about this new policy and how it affects you.

WHY GO FINE FREE?

It’s good for our community. Our community is stronger and healthier when people have access to the programs, services, and materials they need to pursue their educational, career, family, and life goals, and library staff can focus on what we like to do best: helping our patrons!  We believe this will encourage prior users to come back to the library and attract new users to experience our offerings.

 

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU

  • You will no longer receive a daily late fine on overdue items.
  • You are still responsible for returning your items. We do want all items back!
  • The library will send you reminders to return your items.
  • Materials that are 28 days overdue are assumed lost and you will be billed for the replacement and processing costs. 
  • If lost items are returned, the replacement and processing costs will be cleared from your account.
  • Replacement fees and processing charges for lost or damaged items still apply.
  • If you have overdue fines that you accrued before we went fine free, you are no longer required to pay these fees.

 

Patron's with $10 or more in fees will be temporarily blocked from borrowing additional items until the items are returned or the account is settled. 

 

Patrons may be blocked from using library databases, e-resources, and in-house computers, depending on each library's policies.

 

How can I owe money if you're not charging fines? Overdue Fines and fees are different. Checkout the FAQ section at the top to learn more.