Library system no longer charging overdue fines
The change does not affect fees for damaged or lost materials
Old overdue fines are in the process of being waived
Due to COVID-19, items take three to five days to be checked in after return
Patrons of the Public Libraries of Saginaw no longer have to worry about overdue fines.
In July, the library board voted to go “fine-free”.
The change does not affect damaged or lost item fees, but it is being retroactively applied to old overdue fines.
The system has not charged patrons for overdue items since closing for COVID-19 in March. Due dates were extended during the library closure and no late fees were applied.
Since libraries reopened on June 8, returned materials are being held in “book quarantine” for three to five days before being handled and checked in by library staff. Because of this, patrons may notice that it takes a few days for returned items to come off their accounts. However, this should not affect their ability to check out new items.
For more information, visit www.saginawlibrary.org, or contact any Public Libraries of Saginaw branch.