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Philadelphia Libraries May Go Fine-Free

Becca Glasser-Baker writes the following for Metro:

The Free Library of Philadelphia and City Council are planning on exploring the option of getting rid of late fees. reports they might do away with late fees because it could hurt the low-income residents of the city. They are also considering doing away with outstanding debt.

The City Council passed a non-binding resolution by throwing together a committee to explore if this is feasible or not. …

Although it was reportedly on library officials’ minds for about a year, some officials are expected to testify during a city council hearing. …

In 2013, the system added a fine-free library card for kids who are under 12. 

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