Innisfil Library doing away with overdue fees

Patrons will be charged for any materials kept over 21 days

The Innisfil IdeaLAB and Library is doing away with late fees. Not just during the pandemic, but from now on.

Starting July 1, all existing late fees on books, audiobooks, magazines, and media will be removed and no new fines will be applied. While you will no longer receive a fine on overdue items, you are still expected to bring it back. Anything overdue for more than 21 days will be considered lost and you will be billed for the item. You’ll receive plenty of notice first.

“Innisfil ideaLAB & Library is the first in Simcoe County to go fine-free,” says Board Chair Monica Goodfellow. “By no longer charging fines on late items, we can ensure that all residents have access to library materials and services. We hope this will encourage prior users to come back to the library and attract new users to experience what we offer.”

All branches currently remain closed however curbside pick-up is available at the Cookstown, Lakeshore, and Stroud Branches. Drop-boxes are open to return materials at all four library branches. All materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.