As of January 1, 2023, Burnham Library will be fine-free!
We are pleased to announce that Burnham Library will no longer charge late fines on books and other circulating materials. Studies have shown that fines do not actually deter people from returning items late, but late fines can stop people from using the library. It is important to us that everyone in our community has the same access to our materials, resources, and services.
This change is a part of a national institutional movement, guided by the recommendations of the American Library Association, to increase free public access to library services. Existing fines for overdue items will be forgiven to ensure that everyone can start the New Year fine free!