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One-time fee waiver restores Ramsey County Library patron accounts

To support the county’s strategic priority to facilitate access by removing barriers, Ramsey County Library will forgive existing fines and fees on adult patron accounts except for charges related to lost or damaged items. This waive will restore about 13,000 library accounts with blocked privileges due to charges in excess of $10.

At the February Library Board meeting, trustees voted to do a one-time waive of existing charges for patrons to ensure that their Library privileges are intact. This decision follows the elimination of adult late fines implemented on January 1, 2022. These fines were suspended during the pandemic and will now be permanent. This policy change aligns with the 2020 efforts to eliminate late fines on all youth materials.

Patrons checking out library materials will continue to be charged for lost or damaged items, and privileges will be suspended if charges exceed $10. Reminder notices will continue to be sent. These procedures will help maintain the timely return of materials. For frequently asked questions.

Posted on Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 12:05 p.m.