End Library Fines Press Release (July 18, 2019)
More Libraries are Going Fine Free. Here’s Why (Changing America)
Meg and Andy talk about the movement to eliminate library fines.
Denton, Fort Worth are the Latest Libraries to Get Rid of Late Fines, a Trend Some Say is Overdue (Dallas Morning News)
Andy talks about the national trend to eliminate fines in libraries.
Librarian: Ending Library Fines is a Social Justice Issue (KJZZ)
Andy talks about the evolution of eliminating library fines on KJZZ’s program The Show.
Princh Library Lounge, Episode 2: Library Fines with Meg DePriest and Beth Crist
Meg and Beth talk about the importance of ending library fines within communities and the impact it can make.
All articles have their state or country (if not within the United States) added in brackets to the headline so as to be found with a webpage search (Ctrl+F). For example, if you wanted to find all articles relating to libraries in New Jersey, you would search for “[NJ]”. Non-US libraries can be found by searching for their country name (e.g. “Canada”, “Australia”, “Ireland”).
For multiple articles about the same library, the most reputable source is chosen for inclusion; therefore, this is not an exhaustive listing of all library fine-free articles. In addition, websites that use paywalls to limit article access, require whitelisting through an ad-blocker extension, and/or have pop-ups or excessive ads are generally avoided.
All 2019 & Earlier Articles
2021 Articles (updated on a rolling basis)
Madison Heights [MI] Public Library Permanently Ends Library Late Fees (C&G News)
No More Late Fees at the Weyburn [Canada] Public Library (Discover Weyburn)
Lethbridge [Canada] Public Library Eliminates Late Fees (Lethbridge News)
Platteville [WI] Public Library Goes Fine-Free (Telegraph Herald)
Montgomery County [MD] Public Libraries Will No Longer Impose, Collect Late Fees (Source of the South)
Booneville [NC] Library Eliminates Late Fees (Times Record)
No More Library Fines? Hennepin County [MN] Library System Drops Late Fees (Press & News)
[Collingswood, Canada] Library Has Done Away with Late Fines (Collingswood Today)
Kitchener [Canada] Public Library Does Away with Overdue Fees for Good (CTV News)
Fletcher [VT] Free Library Goes Fine Free (VT Digger)
Washington County [OR] Eliminating Library Fines (KXL 101)
James V Brown Library [Williamsport PA] Discontinues Late Return Fines (Northcentralpa.com)
No More Late Fines at Paola [KS] Free Library (The Miami County Republic)
Pueblo [CO] Library District Eliminates Overdue Fines (KKTV News)
Superior [WI] Public Library No Longer Charging Late Fees for Overdue Items (WDIO ABC)
Santa Clara County [CA] Libraries Latest to Eliminate Late Fines (KPIX5)
Garfield County [CO] Libraries Go Fine Free to Start the New Year (Western Slope Now)
Arkansas River Valley [AR] Library System Goes Fine-Free (Booneville Democrat)