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Public Libraries In Jefferson County Will Offer Fine Amnesty in February 2020

The Public Libraries In Jefferson County Fine Amnesty- FAQ

What is overdue fine amnesty?
From February 1 – 29, 2020, The Public Libraries In Jefferson County will welcome back its overdue materials. During the month of February only, you can return overdue materials to any of our libraries and that library will forgive your past and present fines. Your record will be cleared, and you can use your library card again.

How does it work?

  • Bring any undamaged, overdue library materials to the circulation desk at any of our libraries.
  • The library will forgive the overdue fines. Other fees may be excluded from this offer.
  • If your library card has been suspended from overdue fines, it will be reactivated, and you can begin using it again if you have less than $5 owed on your account.

Who is eligible?

All The Public Libraries In Jefferson County cardholders are eligible to have their overdue fines forgiven for items returned February 1 – 29, 2020.

Do I have to go into the library, or will my fines automatically be waived or forgiven?

You may drop off the overdue items via the library’s book drop. However, if you have an item that is no longer in our catalog we may not be able to link it to your account. To have your overdue fines waived immediately, we encourage you to stop by your local library and speak to library staff during the month of February 2020.

How do I renew my library card?

To renew your library card you may go to any public library in Jefferson County. Tell a staff member that you would like to renew your library card. You will need your photo ID. If your current address is not on your photo ID, you will need to show proof of your address. A current utility bill is the best way to show proof of your address. You may renew online or by calling any public library in Jefferson County.

Do not throw away your card.


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