We Are Fine Free

The Trustees of the Jones Library have voted to eliminate fines on all materials circulated through the Jones Library. We believe that eliminating fines makes our materials and services more accessible to our community and creates a more equitable library system for Amherst.

Effective August 17, 2019, the Jones Library and branches have eliminated overdue fines for all library patrons. This move ensures that our public library continues to meet its mission to “be a community hub to a diverse population of Amherst residents, where books are celebrated and all members of the community can enhance their educational, cultural, and lifelong learning pursuits.”

All outstanding overdue fines will be cleared from all patron records. No exceptions, no questions.
From all of us here at the Library, we thank you for your continued patronage and support.