Fines have limited shelf life, says new library strategy

The new library strategy, which is set to be launched officially next month, states that there is no proof that fines for the late return of library books and DVDs have any positive effect

2nd May, 2018
'Staffless libraries' plan may be contentious. Pic: Getty

Annnual library fines worth €725,000 are going to be abolished because there is no evidence they get people to return books on time.

The Sunday Business Post has seen a copy of the new library strategy which is set to be launched officially next month.

It states that there is no proof that the fines for the late return of library books and DVDs have any positive effect.

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