Fine Free Forever

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Your Park County Libraries are no longer charging daily fines for overdues materials!

In fact, they are eliminating all outstanding late fees on all patrons’ accounts. Late fees used to be .10 cents per day per item. The stress of having late fees on accounts would cause some of our patrons to avoid coming into the library altogether. We want to eliminate that barrier for all of our patrons by going fine free.

We will still have our regular due dates and items will automatically renew if they do not have holds. You will also receive an email, text, or phone call if items need to be returned. Items that are 30 days past due will be marked as assumed lost and that account will then be charged the full price of the missing item. This cost will be removed once the lost item has been returned. Items that are returned damaged will continue to be assessed a damage fee as well.

If you have always thought of paying fines as your donation to the library, we still accept donations to the Park County Library Foundation. We will also continue to charge for other services; such as making copies, replacing lost library cards, and out-of-county interlibrary loans.

Your Park County Libraries hope to see more faces come through the doors as the burden of having overdue fines has disappeared for good.