Abolish Fines at LA County Library

Florence Library in Florence-Firestone on May 5, 2016. [Photo by author]

Supervisor Janice Hahn has proposed to make the LA County Library system fine-free. The Board motion follows similar efforts by libraries nationwide. From the West Coast to the East Coast, from the Midwest to the South, libraries are abandoning overdue fines. This is the right thing to do. Imposing economic penalties for overusing library materials…