Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library

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Fine Free!

The Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library joined the trend; We are now fine free! For details, read on...
Fine Free!

It's official: The Marcellus Township Library is going fine free!

On January 1, 2020, all current overdue fines will be waived.

No more daily fines for overdue materials (excluding DVDs and interlibrary loan materials).

Patrons are still responsible for returning items and paying for any lost or damaged materials.

A series of reminders to return overdue materials will be sent.

Materials that are more than 10 days overdue will result in the blocking of a patron's account until overdue items are returned.

Patrons will be billed the replacement cost for any items that are damaged or overdue by 30 days.

Studies have shown that late fines are not effective and that small fines have no impact on return rates. Going fine free ensures that all people have access to library materials which is our primary purpose as a public library.