by Samantha Totman
Several years ago the Lynnfield Library stopped charging fines for our books and CD audiobooks, and when the pandemic began we extended that to all of our items. We are now excited to announce that, moving forward, we will be permanently fine-free on our entire DVD and video game collections. These items will also be available for 3-week loan periods.
While we will not be charging fines on these, patrons will still need to pay replacement costs for damaged or lost items. Please also note that items from other libraries are subject to their fine policies.
Additionally, we have initiated a “First Fifty Free” policy for prints. When printing or photocopying, your first 50 pages are free of charge. Starting on the 51st page, we’ll charge our normal rates, which are 15 cents for black & white and 25 cents for color, double sided pages, or 11×17 pages. Donations are always welcome for copies and prints, as those funds go to the Friends of the Library and support our programs.
We are committed to creating an equitable environment for our community to the best of our ability. We would like to thank the Town, our Trustees, and the Friends of the Library for their support in these endeavors.