Eliminating Late Fines

YOUR Library - Now Fine Free!

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Why libraries are eliminating fines Why libraries are eliminating fines

Late fines and replacement fees can have a huge cost to the communities libraries are meant to serve.
Late fines and replacement fees can have a huge cost to the communities libraries are meant to serve.
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Doing Fine(s)? Doing Fine(s)?

Librarians and patrons have long considered fines at best an unpleasant hassle and at worst a serious barrier to access.
Librarians and patrons have long considered fines at best an unpleasant hassle and at worst a serious barrier to access.
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Imagining a Fine-Free Future Imagining a Fine-Free Future

Gretchen Caserotti, director of Meridian (Ida.) Library District, began by asking the standing-room-only crowd why libraries charge fines.
Gretchen Caserotti, director of Meridian (Ida.) Library District, began by asking the standing-room-only crowd why libraries charge fines.
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"More libraries are going fine free" "More libraries are going fine free"

“More libraries are going fine-free. That’s good for everyone,” Washington Post (2018)
“More libraries are going fine-free. That’s good for everyone,” Washington Post (2018)
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Strib: No more fines for overdue books? Strib: No more fines for overdue books?

The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…
The idea is to encourage families who have stayed away because of accumulated fines to return to the library and the worlds that it opens.…
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Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget Twin Cities Agenda on Library Budget

By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…
By: Jeremy Laue, Twin Cities Agenda: I don’t remember exactly how old I was, but I remember going to the library in my hometown to get a…
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MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines MPR: Carter recommends shelving fines

MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
MPR News Staff · Aug 29, 2018 St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter says he's making the city's library system the first in the state to eliminate...
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PiPress: No more late fines at library? PiPress: No more late fines at library?

It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…
It’s a penalty almost as old as the American public library system itself. You check a book out from your local library, and return it a…

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Watch: Celebrate Fine Free Watch: Celebrate Fine Free

Video highlights from the library's Fine Free celebration at Sun Ray Library on January 19, 2019.
Video highlights from the library's Fine Free celebration at Sun Ray Library on January 19, 2019.
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