Fine-Free Resources for FLAG

Overview on going Fine Free

Going Fine Free and How to Rally Support at Your Library– webinar from SirsiDynix with Peter Bromberg of Salt Lake City Library.

End Library Fines – Andy Woodworth’s site with links and articles.

ALA Resolution on Fines (PDF)

Interview with Meg DePriest and Beth Crist

Slate: Long Overdue

ULC’s Fine-free map

White Papers and Presentations

Colorado State Library: Removing Barriers to Access (PDF)

Fine Free Future for RIPL (PPT)

Library Connection’s Fine Free Policies research (PDF) This includes feedback from smaller libraries that have gone fine free.

St Paul: Eliminating Late Fees

Salt Lake City: Impact of Going Fine Free April 2018 Report (PDF)
Salt Lake City: Billed and Overdue June 2018 Report (PDF)
Salt Lake City: One Year Report (PDF)
Salt Lake City: Recommendation to go Fine Free (PDF)

San Diego: Material Recovery Model (PDF)
San Diego: Fact Sheet (PDF)

Fine-Free Libraries in the News

American Libraries: Article round up on Fines
American Libraries: Chicago Public Library Goes Fine-Free

CityLab: Why Libraries Are Eliminating Late Fees for Overdue Books

Chicago Sun-Times: Lightfoot’s decision to eliminate library fines triggers 240% increase in book returns

NPR: ‘We Wanted Our Patrons Back’ — Public Libraries Scrap Late Fines To Alleviate Inequity

KARE 11: After dropping late fees, St. Paul libraries see a boost

Washington Post: More libraries are going fine-free. That’s good for everyone.

Announcements from libraries that have gone fine free


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