September 22, 2020
NEW HAVEN – The New Haven Free Public Library (NHFPL) is proud to announce that it has officially gone fine free as of July 1, 2020. Joining a growing number of libraries across the country, the New Haven Free Public Library locations will no longer charge overdue fines on most items and stop collecting previously accrued overdue fines.
“I want to thank City Librarian, John Jessen, the Library Board, and staff for this amazing announcement. It is important that we continue to implement policies like these to encourage residents to utilize our libraries for the many services they provide,” said New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker.
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