No More Late Fees!

Since March of 2020, fines for late returns have been on hold due to COVID. Now this temporary act has become permanent. There are no more fines for late returns at our library! We know that sometimes life gets in the way, and we don’t want that to keep you from visiting the library.

Right now, when a late book is checked in at the library, the late fees are removed. We are looking into how to stop late fees from appearing on accounts in future.

As a reminder, if you wish to extend your loan period or renew materials, you can do so in person, online, or over the phone.

We do still want our materials back. At 4 weeks overdue, you will receive a phone call. At 6 weeks, a reminder notice. And at 6 months, the item will be marked as “Lost” on your account and you will no longer be able to take out items until that item has been paid for. There are still fines for damaged materials.

If you wish to donate money to the library in lieu of paying fines, we will be more than happy to accept whatever you want to offer.

If you have any questions, please email librarian@fortstjames.bclibrary.ca or call 250-996-7431.