Three Member Libraries Go Fine Free
Edmonton Public Library
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Vaughan Public Libraries
In the midst of the current public health crisis, public libraries are making the bold decision to waive overdue fines and late fees.
Fees are imposed inequitably and they disproportionately affect communities of color and vulnerable populations. Read the linked announcements below to learn more about these libraries who are now fine free!
“Customers most negatively affected by late fees are socially vulnerable individuals, and families with low socioeconomic status,” said Pilar Martinez, CEO of EPL.
CEO Roberta Phillips said, “The elimination of overdue fines is an opportunity for the library to embrace its commitment to equity by ensuring that all customers can easily borrow and return materials with greater flexibility.”
CEO Margie Singleton noted, “We look forward to welcoming our customers back and encouraging them to revisit Vaughan Public Libraries to enjoy the vast array of materials available for loan even while our libraries are temporarily closed.”