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Burnaby Public Library is Fine Free!

Your library membership is freedom to explore, learn and connect. Late fines shouldn’t get in your way.

On July 13, we stopped charging for overdue items and eliminate existing late fines. Through our conversations with you, we learned that late fines keep you from using the library. Burnaby is a stronger community when everyone can freely access resources and information, at every stage of life. Let’s say goodbye to late fines, and say hello to stories, ideas, curiosity. Hello library!

Have other libraries eliminated late fines?

Burnaby Public Library is one of the first libraries in Metro Vancouver to eliminate fines for overdue materials. North Vancouver City Library eliminated late fines in May 2020, and other cities in Western Canada that have done so include Creston, Smithers, Whistler, Calgary and Edmonton.

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