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CSL in Session: Removing Barriers to Access: Eliminating Fines and Fees for a Win-Win for your Library and Community

December 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Librarians have debated both the philosophy and financial role of charging fines and fees for late, lost, and damaged materials for decades. The topic is still critical today as fines and fees pose a significant barrier to library use, especially for low-income families.

Join us for this interactive session as we explore research on the benefits of eliminating fines and fees, learn from one library district that has tracked the positive effects of eliminating fines for  2 years, and brainstorm with each other about the challenges and benefits to eliminating fines and fees.


Colorado State Library