Good news! We're going fine free!

Good news! We're going fine free!

The library's Board of Trustees has approved a measure to eliminate most overdue fines for Oshkosh Public Library cardholders. What does this mean for you? Find out here.

We’re going fine free! Starting in early August, Oshkosh Public Library will no longer charge fines for most overdue materials.

On Thurs., July 30, the Oshkosh Public Library Board of Trustees voted to approve a measure that will discontinue the collection of fines and remove past fines from patrons’ library cards. Exceptions include materials from some Winnefox libraries and items checked out through Interlibrary Loan.

This action by the library board will help us meet our core mission of providing free access to information to all community members regardless of their circumstances. The library had discontinued collecting fines in mid-March when library services were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, to ease pressure on patrons during the evolving health emergency.  

By eliminating most fines on a permanent basis, the library is welcoming back the thousands of cardholders who are unable to take full advantage of everything the library has to offer.

Full details here.