Across North America, many library systems are going "fine free," ceasing or limiting their use of overdue materials fines to reduce access barriers. ULC has created the below interactive map to help you understand and learn from libraries that have gone fine free.
Using the Map
By clicking on the location markers, you can see which library systems have taken steps to get rid of overdue fees, noted by the type of elimination and their reasoning for taking this step. Additionally, there is a link in each pop-up window to learn more about that library’s case. Note that this map is not comprehensive, and will be updated on an ongoing basis.
Please contact Curtis Rogers with any questions, additions or recommended updates!
Fine Free Libraries Map
ULC Member Library System
Nonmember Library System