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Baltimore County Public Library no longer charging overdue fees for those under 18

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Posted at 8:58 AM, Mar 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-08 09:02:06-05

TOWSON, Md. — The Baltimore County Public Library is no longer charging overdue fees for members under 18-years of age.

The move is retroactive, meaning 13,000 youth accounts that have been blocked or have owed balances will be reinstated and cleared.

A similar model for members of all ages is being considered, but for now anyone over 18 still has to return their library materials on-time or face a late fee.

These new rules do not apply to lost or damaged library items. In that case, the member regardless of age will be charged a replacement fee.

Popular items regularly have a wait list, so the library is asking youth members to be mindful of the return due-date despite the extended loan time now given.