Library fines have been scrapped!
Over at Sheffield Libraries, we’ve been helping local people connect with culture, learning, and each other since 1856. Looking ahead, we know we have an important role to play in helping the city recover from the pandemic. So, to pull down barriers and help as many Sheffielders as possible, we are delighted to announce that Sheffield Libraries is now fine free!
From now on we will not be charging anyone for returning their books late. We’ve never charged children, and the good news is, this now applies to all adults too. Historic fees for late returns are also being removed, so if you have a book from before the pandemic, and were worried about paying old fines, just return it to a member of staff. We’ll happily waive any fees that previously built up.
Of course, we still encourage you to return library materials on time or to renew them - other Sheffielders are waiting to use them, but we understand that sometimes life gets in the way. So from now on, you don’t need to worry about a daily fine. Just bring the books back as soon as you can.
No fines, no worries!
Back in February we launched the new Library App which is full of great user friendly features. In the first few weeks, it was downloaded and used 6000 times by local people!
Please note the self service feature is not currently available, but we're working on this and will be activating it soon!