St. Petersburg Library Systems Eliminates Overdue Fines

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As of October 1, 2021, libraries in the Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, including the St. Petersburg Library System, have eliminated overdue fines. Existing overdue fines prior to October 1 will be eliminated, however charges for lost and damaged items will remain on borrower accounts. Loan periods and the number of items that can be borrowed will stay the same.

If items are not returned by the due date, accounts will be blocked. When items are 10 days overdue, borrowers will be billed the replacement cost of the item(s) plus processing fees. Borrowers with blocked accounts are not able to borrow any library materials, including electronic items via Libby/Overdrive. When items are returned in good condition, accounts are unblocked, and all fees are removed.

Borrowers with blocked accounts may continue to use research databases, computers in libraries and participate in classes and events.

Details about the new policy can be found at pplc.us or splibraries.org.