Lincoln City Libraries (LCL) today announced it will resume charging late fees effective August 13. Overdue fines had been suspended while the libraries were closed due to the pandemic. This new return date applies to all items borrowed prior to March 22, materials borrowed during the closure, and materials with a July 1 due date.
"We appreciate our users holding on to materials while we developed procedures to assure the safety of staff and library users during the pandemic," said Library Director Pat Leach. "Now that the branches are open, we urge our readers to return materials so we can make them available to other patrons."
Patrons are encouraged to continue using online services to browse titles and reserve materials. Those who feel sick are encouraged to stay home. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in and returned to shelves. COVID-19 protocols include the following: