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The Library is
Now Fine Free!

Fines are no longer charged on overdue items in order to provide equitable access to the collection.

Here's How It Works:

Fines are fees charged for overdue library materials. “Fine free” refers to eliminating fees charged for returning library materials after their due date. Eliminating fines removes barriers to the Library’s collection.

While you will no longer be charged a fine, after a Highland Park Public Library item is two weeks overdue, your account will be suspended. Once the item is returned, additional items can be checked out. This includes access to the Library’s digital collections such as downloads from Libby, hoopla, kanopy, etc and databases.

Items still have due dates and need to be returned in good condition. If items are kept 45 days past their due date or are damaged, you will be charged for the replacement cost.

Please note that materials checked out at other libraries are subject to their fine policies.

Automatic renewals will still be in effect. New items will only renew once; older items will renew twice. An item will not renew if someone else is waiting for it.