Late return library fees to scrapped as part of government plans to regenerate interest in public libraries – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
October 4, 2018

Late return library fees to scrapped as part of government plans to regenerate interest in public libraries

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The use of library fines will no longer exist in the near future as the Government have discussed plans to scrap late return fees at public libraries.

According to RTE News, the move is being implemented as part of scheme to regenerate interest in the use of public libraries across the country.

During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, minister’s agreed that a number of changes must be implemented in order to keep public libraries in operation.

Under the proposals being discussed the removal of the 5c per day fee for late returns will be introduced, whilst investments will also be made to upgrade buildings and digital infrastructure at libraries across the country.

It is thought the changes are being introduced as recent figures have suggested that the general public are losing interest in joining their local library.

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