. Libraries across Canada are eliminating late fees to help ensure their services are equitable for all « JO LEE MAGAZINE

The Globe and Mail – As hundreds of libraries across the country eliminate late fines, the concept of having to pay for keeping a loaned book too long may one day feel as antiquated as the old card catalogue.

“You know, fines are intended to get people to return materials – instead what it really does is create a barrier to service for people who can’t afford to pay,” said Toronto’s city librarian, Vickery Bowles.

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