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 with a background in crime and government reporting and an obsession with all things culture and arts. She serves as the Managing Editor for Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People, curating content for the Living Well and Faith sections, as well as producing the Fall and Spring society sections and 20 Under 40. From luncheons to galas to exhibition openings to new Dallas restaurants, you can find her out and about on Instagram @Bianca_TBD or @peoplenewspapers You can also reach her by email at [email protected] For the latest news, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

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