The Arlington Public Library has eliminated late fees and waived any previous charges any patron may have, the library announced in a press release.
Arlington Public Library joins hundreds of libraries across the country that are waiving fines to help remove financial barriers and provide a space for the community to invest time in reading and education, the library said.
“This is a significant step in removing barriers to access. Becoming a library without fins is our commitment to equal opportunities for all patrons,” said Library Director Norma Zuniga. “Without the overdue fines, I hope to reconnect with patrons who haven’t visited the library in a while.”
The Arlington Public Library has over 55,000 multimedia items from books to audiobooks to DVDs and more. Sponsors are encouraged to respect the assigned deadline to ensure that others have access to these items.