News Flash

Public Library

Posted on: October 1, 2021

What?! No fines?

No Fines

Borrow it, Love it, Return it! Overdue Fine Free!

Beginning October 1, 2021, borrowers who keep library items past their due dates will no longer be charged overdue fines. Existing overdue fines prior to October 1 will be eliminated, however charges for lost and damaged items will remain on borrower accounts. Loan periods and the number of items that can be borrowed will stay the same.

If items are not returned by the due date, accounts will be blocked. When items are 10 days overdue, borrowers will be billed the replacement cost of the item(s) plus processing fees. Borrowers with blocked accounts are not able to borrow any library materials, including electronic items via Libby/Overdrive. When items are returned in good condition, accounts are unblocked, and all fees are removed.

Borrowers with blocked accounts may continue to use research databases, computers in libraries, and participate in classes and events.

Details about the new policy can be found on the PPLC website and member library websites. Pinellas County libraries encourage borrowers to return their items on time, without the fear of fines. Special collections housed in the East Lake and Palm Harbor libraries are still subject to overdue fines.

For more information, visit or stop in to your local library.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Public Library

Book Club

Join our new book club!

Posted on: November 18, 2021

S.H.I.N.E. Medicare Events

Posted on: October 14, 2021

New Service!

Posted on: August 19, 2021
Book Club

New Book Club!

Posted on: September 8, 2021
LIbrary News- SHINE

S.H.I.N.E. Medicare Assistance

Posted on: September 15, 2020
Library News - General - Books

Highlighting the databases!

Posted on: August 11, 2020
Library News - Play Table

New play (and learning) table!

Posted on: July 16, 2020
St. Pete Beach Public Library

We’re open!

Posted on: July 6, 2020
St. Pete Beach Public Library

We’ve moved!

Posted on: May 6, 2020
Library News - General - Books Fiction

Great online resources!

Posted on: April 1, 2020
Library News - General - Books Fiction

Highlighting the databases!

Posted on: August 19, 2020
Library Decorations

An abundance of caution…

Posted on: March 16, 2020
Library News - Tax Forms

Tax forms at the Library

Posted on: January 31, 2020