Going Fine Free @WCDPL

At its October 16th meeting the Library Board of Trustees approved and voted into immediate effect a No Fines policy for WCDPL.

What does this mean for library users?

  • Any item you check out from WCDPL will no longer accrue overdue fines.
  • Existing fines will be removed from patrons' accounts either manually by the Circulation Staff when you are next in the library, or by nightly, routine maintaince by computer.

It is also important to remember that

  • This policy applies only to overdue items. Fees for replacing lost or damaged books will still apply.
  • Failure to return overdue items--after 4 notices over 3 months--will prompt the library's Check-out software to mark those items as lost. Your account will be assessed a $10 fee, replacement costs, and referred to a collection agency.

Over the course of the next few days you will see updated information to WCDPL's Check-out Rules here and in a handout that will be available at public service desks.