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Become more informed! Check out Links & Resources

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Build a business case using our template.  You can find the template HERE

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Write to the council for support.  You can use our template and adjust it to your needs.  The template can be found HERE

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Advocate!  Advocate at every opportunity.  Use our Manifesto as a guide

This is certainly not a comprehensive list but the following are links to information or examples of library services that have ceased library fines in one form or another.

Please also look at this site from the US that geo-plots fine-free library services all over the world: https://endlibraryfines.info/fine-free-library-map/

Central Northern Libraries group

https://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/6415581/fines-for-overdue-books-to-be-scrapped/

Fraser Coast

https://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/council-votes-to-give-late-library-fines-the-flick/3228774/

 

City of Sydney

https://www.news.com.au/finance/money/costs/city-of-sydney-is-axing-fines-for-overdue-library-books-because-they-dont-work/news-story/9499de2a9a6b76be408b34177867ec4c

 

Casey Cardinia - Melbourne

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/news/casey-cardinia-library-corporation-abolish-late-fees-after-forgiving-tree-christmas-campaign-success/news-story/5ebad842ca856899c8a019ba92d812e7

 

Tasmania

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-25/tasmania-ditches-library-late-fees-to-encourage-readers-back/10551762

Wollongong

https://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/6011292/overdue-book-fees-to-be-removed-at-wollongong-libraries/?src=rss

Bayside

https://www.bayside.vic.gov.au/news/special-gift-bayside-library-users

 

City of Port Phillip

https://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Using_the_library/Library_and_COPP_Policy/Conditions_of_Membership

Yarra Plenty

https://www.yprl.vic.gov.au/news/yprl-is-now-fine-free/

Ipswich Libraries 

https://www.ipswichlibraries.com.au/using-the-library/frequently-asked-questions/

Griffith City Libraries

https://www.griffith.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-AHG-48-32-14

Wimmera Regional Libraries 

https://www.theweeklyadvertiser.com.au/2019/06/19/closing-the-book-on-overdue-fines-at-library/

Cairns Library Service

https://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/library/my-library/services/fees-and-charges

State libraries also include SLNSW and SLQ