A Publication of the Public Library Association Public Libraries Online

Posts Tagged ‘collection agencies’

cash on top of wallet

Police Involved with Overdue Library Books

“A Hatful of Seuss” turns into a hatful of fines and legal fees.

cash on top of wallet

It’s Not Fine to Not Pay Your Fine

Use of public resources is based on the premise of sharing. Like public parks and pools, public libraries have rules to ensure equal access. When a patron checks out a book, they must return it within a specified amount of time so other members of the public can access it. When a patron doesn’t return their book on time, or at all, not only is it not available for other patrons to enjoy, but the library also loses revenue replacing materials.