Get your books in, Coquitlam Public Library urges as late fines restart in the New Year

Late Fines Restart
By: Janis Cleugh, Tri City News

If you’ve got books, reading materials and gear out on loan from the Coquitlam Public Library, it’s time to get them back to the City Centre or Poirier branch, or Library Link.

Starting Jan. 3, 2022, the library will stop its courtesy fines-free period that began as a gesture of goodwill at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.

That means materials checked out in the new year will be subject to late fees; however, there will be no charges to borrowers of all large print, teen and children’s material — following a decision approved by the library board recently.

To learn more about the loan periods and fines, go to the library’s website and click on the Borrow It tab, or call 604-554-7323.

Proceeds from late fines and other revenues pay for library services, which are also funded through city and provincial grants.

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