Library fines going up on Nov. 1

by | Oct 26, 2010

The Seattle Public Library will raise fines and fees on Nov. 1, to help offset budget cuts.

  • The daily fine for an overdue book, CD, or DVD will change from 15 cents a day to 25 cents a day. Maximum per item late fee: $8.
  • The daily fine for an overdue interlibrary loan (an item borrowed from outside The Seattle Public Library) will change from 25 cents a day to $1 a day. Maximum per item late fee: $15.
  • The daily fine for an overdue reference resource will change from 15 cents a day to $1 a day. Maximum per item late fee: $15.
  • The charge to print from Library computers will change from 10 cents to 15 cents per page.

The library will also send all accounts with a balance of $25 or more to a collection agency, and it will add a $12 charge when the account is sent to collections. For library account holders who are 12 or under, their parents will be notified when accounts becomes delinquent.

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