The Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees voted on July 30 to discontinue charging late fines for overdue materials and remove past fines from patrons’ library cards. We are excited to take this step, which will remove a significant barrier to library use, especially for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Read about the board's action.
Here is what you need to know:
No fines will be charged on items checked out from the Oshkosh Public Library collection.
Fines will be charged on items from some Winnefox libraries, at a rate determined by those libraries.
Fines will be charge for items checked out via Interlibrary Loan at the daily rate of $1 per day, per item.
Patrons will continue to receive at least one notice for overdue items. Sign up for text messages via Shoutbomb or call 236-5203 to set up your account for email notices.
Charges will be assessed when library materials are lost or damaged. Complete information here.
Although no fines will be assessed, we encourage patrons to return library materials by their designated due dates, or to renew items when allowed. Returning items in a timely fashion ensures that they are available for others who want to check them out.
If you have any questions about your account, please call 236-5203.