Fine Amnesty- FAQ
What is overdue fine amnesty?
For month of September, Ossipee Public Library will welcome back its overdue materials. During that time, you can return overdue materials and we will forgive your past and present fines. Your record will be cleared, and you can use your library card again.
How does it work?
- Bring any undamaged, overdue library materials to the circulation desk.
- The library will forgive the overdue fines. Other fees may be excluded from this offer.
- If your library card has been suspended from overdue fines, it will be reactivated, and you can begin using it again if you have less than $5 owed on your account.
Who is eligible?
All cardholders are eligible to have their overdue fines forgiven for items returned during the month of September.
Do I have to go into the library, or will my fines automatically be waived or forgiven?
You may drop off the overdue items via the library’s book drop. However, if you have an item that is no longer in our catalog we may not be able to link it to your account. To have your overdue fines waived immediately, we encourage you to stop in to speak with library staff during amnesty month.
How do I renew my library card?
Tell a staff member that you would like to renew your library card. You will need to update your account information. Please bring an up-to-date proof of residence (photo I.D., utility bill, tax bill, car registration).
Do not throw away your card.