Are you avoiding the library due to unreturned items or a fine too large to pay right now? If so, the Pasadena Public Library has an offer you’ll want to take advantage of soon.
Beginning immediately, the Library is offering an amnesty for all overdue materials including books, digital media and other items that may be in patrons’ possession.
If those with overdue materials return them to either Central or Fairmont Branch no later than their close of business June 1 of this year, your total amount due will be only $10 per library card overdue account to reinstate borrowing privileges and library computer access.
While most patrons will see the amount in arrears permanently erased, those with very high fines or materials charges, while gaining immediate privileges, may be reviewed at a later date to verify they are now in compliance with library policies. Those with continuing problems will be subject to collection efforts.
And speaking of policies, June 1 also marks the beginning of some library circulation guidelines that have been recently revised. These revisions will more closely define acceptable identification to secure library membership, trim the number of materials that may be checked out at any one time, and clarify financial responsibility for minors’ borrowings when they are overdue or unreturned. These changes were put in place to more closely monitor library materials and enable effective and efficient return of items to the library’s shelves.
Other minor policy changes were also included in the revision, the first in several years, to meet the needs of our community in a safe library environment, one that encourages study and enrichment.
The complete copy of all changes is available here, but patrons may find the most important revisions available here in a simplified overview. These revisions are also available in overview in a Spanish language version here.