Library patrons of any age can visit any Springfield City Library location and get a fresh start with their library account. Anyone with overdue library books can return them this week to Springfield libraries and there will be no late fees charged on the items.
“There are many veterans in Springfield, and we want to thank them all for their service,” stated Springfield City Library director Molly Fogarty. “We decided to offer fine forgiveness to all community members in honor of Veterans Day.”
To take advantage of this opportunity, visitors must bring their library card to any Springfield City Library location between November 13-18 and stop by a service desk. A complete list of library locations and hours can be found at www.springfieldlibrary.org. Patrons who have lost their library cards can bring a current photo ID and get a replacement card, which is normally $1 but will be free from November 13-18.
The Fine Forgiveness initiative applies specifically to late fees for materials owned by the Springfield City Library; it does not apply to other charges or to late fees on items from other libraries.
The Springfield City Library does not charge late fees on children’s library accounts, and has run a variety of fine forgiveness programs for teens in the past few years. The Veterans Day Fine Forgiveness week is the most all-encompassing fine forgiveness initiative held by the library system in recent years.
Founded in 1857, the Springfield City Library provides over 800,000 free print, physical, and digital resources for public enrichment.