Late/overdue fines VS Lost/damaged fees
Late/overdue fines are fines that were accrued when an overdue library item was not returned by its due date. As of right now, these fines will no longer be charged by Charles County Public Library. If your home library was a CCPL Library location on March 8, 2021, all old fines will be waived. Don’t worry if you still have a balance on your account, we are working to update this in our system. That update should be completed in May 2021.
Lost/damaged fees are fees that are generated when a library material is never returned, or returned damaged. These will be removed for minors until July 1, 2021, after that date fees for lost/damaged items will continue to be charged. Any lost/damaged fees on adult accounts will not be waived, and will continue to be charged as necessary.
Please note that this also includes customers who were minors at the time the fees were incurred and are now adults.