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Lamar County Library System Eliminates Fines for Overdue Books

26 Nov 2018 2:36 PM | CAROL GREEN (Administrator)

The Lamar County Library System (LCLS) Board of Trustees recently voted to eliminate overdue materials fees for all patrons in the four branches of the Lamar County Library System. This change took effect on October 1, 2018.


LCLS Director, Phillip Carter, says “the board and I realized that the punitive nature of library overdue fines were contrary to the mission of the Lamar County Library System.”


Library fines for LCLS made up less than 1% of the library’s overall budget annually. This new policy does not affect the fees associated with lost or damaged materials.


For more information, contact - Phillip Carter, LCLS Director at 601-794-3220 or 

email at pcarter@lclsms.org


The Lamar County Library System is a public library system serving all citizens of Lamar County and the surrounding area with branches in Sumrall, Oak Grove, Purvis, and Lumberton.


Submitted by

Phillip Carter

Director

Lamar County Library System


        

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