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Posted on: December 26, 2022

Fine Free Library

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SEGUIN, Texas - Seguin Public Library is now a “fine free” library! SEGUIN, Texas – The Seguin Public Library went “fine free” on October 1, 2022! This means library members will no longer be charged overdue fines for late books, audiobooks, and DVDs. Ending overdue fines is a significant milestone in our efforts to provide equitable access to library materials, resources, and services to everyone in Seguin and Guadalupe County, and expands on the program launched in 2018 that eliminated overdue fines on children’s materials. Recent studies show that for many people, overdue fines create a financial barrier to accessing library materials and have been found to be an ineffective way of encouraging the return of library materials. By eliminating late fees on materials, the library hopes to encourage community members, especially families, to take advantage of all the resources and services the library has to offer without the fear of incurring fines. Library cards are still free for residents of Guadalupe County. Fees associated with lost or damaged materials will still apply. Late fees for Interlibrary Loans and electronic devices such as, hotspots, tablets, and laptops will remain. For more information call the library at 830.401.2422 or visit our website at library.seguintexas.gov. 

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