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Pasadena Public Library Eliminates Late Fees

Published on Thursday, July 8, 2021 | 5:09 pm

The Pasadena Public Library has announced it has eliminated all overdue fines.

The change took effect July 1, the library said in a written statement.

“This means no library materials will accrue overdue fines,” according to the statement.

Late fees accrued in the past will also be waived, library spokeswoman Catherine Hany said.

Fees will still be collected to replace lost or damaged materials, she added.

Overdue fines for children’s and young adult materials were eliminated previously, officials said.

The move was intended to provide better access to Pasadena libraries, regardless of income.

“Eliminating overdue fines will encourage library use by all our residents, removing any barriers to access from those who stand to benefit the most from free library resources, residents with limited income and children, providing equal access to information and knowledge for all,” according to the statement.

The library’s main branch at 285 E. Walnut Street remains closed as authorities evaluate seismic safety concerns. The nine other branches are open

More information on the Pasadena Public Library, including a list of locations and operating hours, is available online at

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