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.