Fines for late books are being scrapped at Invercargill City Libraries and Archives from Friday 1 July. Library users will no longer have to pay overdue library fees and all historical fines will be wiped.
🤔 What's happening?
Overdue fines are being scrapped and all historical fines will be wiped from July 1 2022!
😈 Wow so now I can keep books forever or sell them on TradeMe?
Well no, some charges will remain at the library, such as if a book is lost, destroyed or damaged or the fees for hot picks and reserve items.
🙀 Won't people never bring books back now?
Studies have shown that when fines are no longer applied it’s been found that return rates actually increase.