Fine Free Idaho Library

Reducing Barriers to Library Access
with Fine Free Policies

Reducing Barriers to Library Access with Fine Free Policies

Libraries across the country have been eliminating late fees and welcoming back books and patrons alike.

Idaho libraries are joining the trend!

See list of Fine Free Idaho Libraries

Recent news about Idaho libraries that are
going Fine Free:

Recent news about Idaho libraries that are going Fine Free:

3/4/2020: Kuna Public Library – announcement

2/1/2020: Prairie River Library District – announcement

9/1/2019: Idaho Falls Public Library – announcement 

The Colorado State Library (CSL) has completed extensive work in the area of library fine elimination. Over the years, they have conducted a lot of research and implemented several IMLS-funded pilot programs on the subject, culminating in an informative White Paper.  On the CSL website, you can find links to several resources on the subject of eliminating library fines. Be sure to check these out:

  • A Fine Free Overview, with articles, statistics, and info graphic templates (for libraries to use when demonstrating the need for a fine free policy)

  • Map of Fine Free Libraries around the country (and the world) who have gone fine free or are in the process of becoming fine free – submit your library’s fine free (or partially fine free) information here and get added to the map!

View archived CSL webinars intended for various audiences.

Additional resources to help libraries along their fine free journey:

Have an update on fine policies at your Idaho library? Want to be added to the national Fine Free map?

Kristina Taylor

Kristina Taylor

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Email / 208.639.4136
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