Dallas Public Library: No More Fines

You can now rest easy when checking out a book at the Dallas Public Library.

The Dallas City Council recently approved the library’s idea to eliminate overdue fines. You also won’t be charged for a replacement card – which previously cost $4 – or for failure to present your library card – $1.

What we gain, says the library, is a bit more equity. There are over 650,000 library card holders right now, and over half have blocked accounts with more than $5 in fees.

Check out this D Magazine article to read more.

Bianca R. Montes

Bianca Montes is an award-winning journalist and former Managing Editor of Park Cities People. She currently serves as a Senior Editor with D Magazine's D CEO publication. You can reach her by email at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @Bianca_TBD. For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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