Article Source: East Renfrewshire Culture & Leisure
First Published: 7 September 2021 15:31
Updated: 7 September 2021 15:32
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust made the announcement today and said they hope the move will make its libraries more accessible and encourage more members to use their local library services.
The Trust is also working towards wiping all existing fines and aims to have these removed as soon as possible.
Scott Simpson, Head of Libraries and Information Services at East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure, said: “We're pleased to be leading the way in abolishing late fees across all of our libraries.
“We want our libraries to be welcoming community spaces, where people return to use our resources, enjoy reading and discover new books. Late fees can prevent people from coming along and they can also adversely affect those most in need of a public library service.
“The majority of our readers already return books on time and our library app and online book reservation service make it easier for readers to manage their book loans.
“We hope to see more customers return and perhaps some outstanding books will find their way back home too.”
East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is responsible for ten libraries in the area and continues to provide local services in the community and invest in its books and buildings. Busby Library is currently being renovated and is expected to reopen this month.
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