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Overdue Fines link

On February 17, 2022, the Austin City Council adopted an ordinance eliminating fines for Austin Public Library materials returned or renewed past the due date. This went into effect on February 28, 2022. We have created a Fine-Free Library FAQ to help library customers understand what this change will mean for them.

While APL no longer charges overdue fines for items returned or renewed past the due date, customers are still required to return materials when they are due back. When an item becomes 28 days overdue, it is 'assumed lost' by the system and the account is billed the cost of the item, as determined by the Library.