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Posted on: June 22, 2022

San Mateo Libraries Are Now Fine-Free

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We have joined other Peninsula Library System partners and other libraries across the United States in becoming fine-free.  Effective June 16, 2022, we will no longer be charging overdue fees for items that belong to the San Mateo Public Library.  This does not include lost or damaged items, or the late return of items in the Technology Lending collection.  We still ask you to adhere to due dates to ensure that items are accessible to other members of the community.  Existing fines on accounts will be waived.  This policy, approved by the San Mateo City Council, is an effort to provide more equitable access to library materials, services, and resources to all members of the community by removing the social inequity that fines can cause.

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