Ohio: Columbus Metropolitan Library Will End Overdue Fines Beginning on January 1, 2017
The Columbus Metropolitan Library is the most recent library system to stop fines as a way to get patrons to return overdue books and other materials.
The library board approved the measure, which will take effect on Jan. 1, on Thursday.
“Removing barriers to get more materials into the hands of more customers brings us closer to achieving our vision of a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” Patrick Losinski, library CEO, said in a written statement.
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See Also: Overdue Fines: What You Need to Know (1 pages; PDF via CML)
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