Library To Offer Fine Forgiveness

The Palm Beach County Commission recently authorized the Palm Beach County Library System to run an overdue fine forgiveness program.

During the month of June, cardholders may request forgiveness for any overdue fines on their account. Requests will be accepted in person, by phone or online at

Cardholders can also return lost items for fine forgiveness and even request a free replacement card if needed. Fees exempt from the program include damaged or lost material fees, collection agency fees, bad check fees and inter-library loan fees. No refunds will be issued for fines already paid.

“This is only the second overdue fine forgiveness program in our history,” Library Director Doug Crane said. “With our anniversary celebration, we believe this is an appropriate opportunity to give back to the residents of Palm Beach County who have supported county library service for the past five decades.”