What if materials don’t come back?

There is no data showing that library fines deter patrons from returning library materials on or before the due date. Studies have shown that 95% of items are returned within one week of their due date. Studies also show the only way fines serve as a deterrent is by imposing steep fines. We will continue to maintain our collection and replace lost items in accordance with our Collection Development Policy.

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1. Why eliminate fines?
2. What happens if I don’t bring materials back by the due date?
3. What if materials don’t come back?
4. Has the library eliminated replacement fees?
5. Will it take longer to fulfill holds?
6. How will the library replace revenue from fines?
7. What about other libraries’ materials?
8. I liked paying fines! How can I support the Jones Library now?
9. Do you have a question not answered here?