January 18, 2022

Outstanding Fines Owed to San Diego Public Library Total More than $7 Million

From the San Diego Union-Tribune:

Some 24,000 accounts…have been turned over to the city treasurer for collection. Together they owe more than $3 million of unpaid library fines.

That doesn’t include another 337,000 accounts carrying balances under $100, whose only penalty for unpaid fines is a loss of library privileges – without the unpleasantness of the collections process. Including those, outstanding fines totaled $7.5 million, as of April.


Unpaid fines sent to the treasurer involve more than 177,000 items checked out from 36 locations, including seven laptops, five Samsung Chromebooks, four Sony portable reader systems and thousands of CDs, books and DVD.

Read the Complete Article (approx 560 Words)

See Also: 12 of the Most Overdue Books in San Diego (via San Diego Union-Tribune)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.