Forget about library late fees (at least for a week)

Welcome Back Week at Vancouver Island Regional Library waives late fees

The Vancouver Island Regional Library is a forgiving place, especially when it comes to late fees.

For one week, the library is welcoming everyone, especially those with late fees, to visit its branches from Oct. 23 to 29 and get back into borrowing again.

The community is being invited to bring back their overdue materials to have all associated fines and costs removed.

“Vancouver Island Regional Library serves a wide variety of customers, including children, youth, seniors and vulnerable populations in our community,” said Jamie Anderson, director of library services and planning.

“While overdue fines are a necessary way to ensure materials are available for everybody to use, overdue fines and fees can also affect economically sensitive members in our community.”

Customers who can’t find their overdue materials or have long outstanding fines are also welcome back during Welcome Back Week.

VIRL will waive up to $20 owing from their account and, for those with fees in excess of $20, can provide a payment plan to help make paying back fines more manageable.

To learn more about Welcome Back Week, visit virl.bc.ca.

The Vancouver Island Regional Library branch in Sooke is located at 2065 Anna Marie Rd.