Sacramento Public Library

Fine Forgiveness

Bring back your overdue items and we'll waive your fines.
Do you have an old Library item, like a book or movie, lying around that you've been meaning to bring back, but wince at the thought of the potential fine involved? You’re in luck because we’re waiving fines on all returned Library items from February 14 - March 15.

We understand that sometimes things can fall through the cracks. We also have a sense of humor and would love to hear your reasons for returning your items late, no matter how audacious. #NoFineIfFound
  • Overdue items in any condition may be returned to any of our 28 locations.
  • Fines associated with the value of items returned, plus a $10 collection agency fine, will be waived.
  • If you have already brought items back, but didn’t pay the $10 collection agency fine, visit any Library location to have the fine waived.

The following items are not eligible for Fine Forgiveness:

  • Partner Library items
  • Link+ collection items
  • Interlibrary Loan items

See our staff for additional details.
We don't want to let a fine get in the way of our continued relationship. Sacramento Public Library is committed to providing quality library services for all Sacramentans.

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