Warwickshire libraries to waive fines for one week

Leamington library is taking part in the 'fines amnesty' for a week.
Leamington library is taking part in the 'fines amnesty' for a week.

Overdue borrowers of library books across Warwickshire are being invited to return their items and waive any outstanding charges during a week-long ‘fines amnesty’.

‘Love it, join it, use it’ is the theme for this year’s National Libraries Day (Saturday February 8) - and the county council, which runs the libraries service across the county, is using the occasion to encourage those who have not visited their library for a while to return during the week from Saturday.

The fines for overdue books, CDs and DVDs and for replacing lost library cards will be waived until Saturday February 15 - but original fees for borrowing CDs or DVDs will be charged as normal.

County councillor Colin Hayfield, responsible for customer issues, said: “Libraries have changed so much in recent years and we want to welcome back people who haven’t visited for a while. The service offers so much more than books.”

There are also family events taking place at selected libraries on Saturday and visitors can enter a free prize draw to win book tokens. To find out more, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries