Changes to hold times and account suspensions on May 23. Hold times and account suspension timelines were extended during the Library's Covid-19 systemwide reopening. Starting Monday, May 23, the Library will reduce the maximum hold time for items from 14 days to 7 days. Scheduled Library closures do not count toward the 7 day hold limit.
The Library will also return to suspending accounts for items that remain overdue after 14 days. The Seattle Public Library offers fine-free borrowing. Suspended accounts are reactivated once items are returned.
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No More Late Fines
Starting on Jan. 2, 2020, we will no longer charge daily late fines for overdue items, thanks to the 2019 Library Levy.
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