Tuesday, July 23, 2024

New York Public Library Ceases All Fines for Late Books, Clears All Fines Past and Present


Pigs are flying.

“The New York Public Library is proud to announce a major policy shift: Beginning October 5, 2021, all late fines have been eliminated going forward—and all existing fines and fees in patron accounts have been cleared. Learn more about this policy change and how everyone is getting a clean slate this fall.”

That’s right. Don’t bring a book back? Nothing will happen. I guess the NYPL is so desperate for people to use them that they’ve put everyone on their good honor.

They’re also giving gifts:

Say Goodbye to Late Fines…and Say Hello to Everything the Library Has to Offer!

As of October 5, 2021, everyone is getting a fresh start at the Library:

All existing fines and replacement fees in all patron accounts have been cleared and erased.

Late fines will no longer accrue on borrowed materials returned after their due date.

Please note: some replacement fees will still apply. Learn more about our new policy.

As always, e-books are easy to access and will never be overdue. Find out about the Library’s free e-reader app, SimplyE, today!

Visit during Welcome Week, October 18–23, to get a free gift and learn more about the wide array of free services and resources the Library offers for all ages!

You do remember when Jerry was tracked by the Library Cop, aka the late great Philip Baker Hall:

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