Regardless of how overdue an item is, county library branches will waive all overdue fees, clearing the way to check out new materials, according to a new release.
Late items still need to be returned, the library system said. And the forgiveness of fines doesn’t apply to lost items.
“The goal of this amnesty program is to get patrons back into the library and reading again,” assistant library director Chase McMunn said in the news release.
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“We first and foremost want library materials back and want patrons to be able to use the library,” McMunn said. “This fine amnesty allows us to further our mission of connecting the community to knowledge, culture, and creativity.”
The fine amnesty program, which lasts the entire month of January, kicks off a year of celebration in honor of the centennial anniversary of County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries.
For more information, contact your local library branch or read the Fine Amnesty FAQ on slolibrary.org.