Syracuse, N.Y. - Onondaga County Public Libraries in the City of Syracuse are joining other libraries across the County and will stop charging overdue fees and eliminate all outstanding fees and fines. That announcement coming from County Executive Ryan McMahon.
In total there are 11 city libraries and 14 suburban libraries who have, or will be, going fine free.
By waiving all fees and fines that are currently outstanding, over 26,000 patrons will benefit with $282,917 in overdue fines being waived according to McMahon. He said overdue fines account for less than 0.3% of the 2022 operations budget.
Fees will still be in place for lost, damaged and for some specialty items.