Chief Minister Gallagher has announced a jubilee (in the oldest sense of the word) by clearing the debts of guilty library users.
“Our experience has shown that fines are a major reason why people stop using the library. We want to see more people back in our libraries, where they have access to a wide range of learning resources and opportunities for both adults and children,” the Chief Minister said.
“From 1 July 2012, all outstanding fines for Libraries ACT members will be removed. People with unreturned books are encouraged to bring them back to their library.
“A new penalty system will be put in place, replacing the old fines system for those who don’t do the right thing and bring their items back in the future.
And the new system? No more fines, just administrative fees! (Followed by restricted borrowing rights and cutting off the library internet)