Summer will soon be upon us and we’re already feeling the love in the air! Back by popular demand, Alameda County Library will be forgiving fines on all overdue items from June 1 thru July 31, 2018. Save the date! It’s going to be a Summer of Library Love!
Love breaks barriers. Don’t let fines keep us apart. Simply return your library materials to us in good shape and your fines will be removed. See Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below.
Were your fines forgiven? Show us your library love by sharing your story on social media using the hashtag #SummerOfLibraryLove2018. Patrons who get their fines waived will get a groovy Summer of Library Love sticker while supplies last.
Still have overdue fines for items you’ve already returned? Visit the library circulation desk, call your local branch library, or submit a request to Ask Us and your fines will be forgiven.
Where can I return materials?
You can return overdue materials at the library circulation desk or book drop at any branch library.
What items and fees are not eligible during Fine Forgiveness?
– Damaged and unusable items
– Overdue or lost materials that have not been returned or replaced
– Items from other library systems
What if I have overdue fines on my account and the item has already been returned?
Visit the library circulation desk, call your local branch library, or submit a request to Ask Us between June 1st and July 31st and your fines will be cleared.
I just paid a fine. Can I get a refund?
No. There is no reimbursement for previously paid fines.
Can I have fines forgiven for others?
Yes, if you have that person’s materials, or if you are a parent, guardian, or additional user on that person’s library account.
I lost my library card. Do I have to pay for a new one?
No. From June 1st – July 31st, we are also forgiving library card replacement fees (normally $1/card)