Check It In: Fine Forgiveness Campaign – Dec. 5 – Feb. 5

Return Any Library Book, CD and DVD In Any Condition

The "Check It In" campaign is an effort to encourage DC Public Library cardholders who haven't used the library in a while because of overdue, lost or damaged books or other library materials to return to the library.  The DC Public Library will forgive all fines and fees on any overdue, lost and damaged item.

The DC Public Library wants to get back as many overdue books as possible to benefit more District residents. The library wants to also ensure we have your most up-to-date information, so this is an opportunity for you to update your customer record with your new e-mail address, phone number or mailing address.  Please plan to show valid identification when updating your account.

How long is the campaign?
The 60-day campaign will run from Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 – Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012.

How does it work?
No matter how long you’ve had the book. No matter the condition of the CD. You can return them to any DC Public Library. No questions asked. And best of all, NO FINES OR FEES charged. If you've checked it out, but can't seem to find it, stop by your local library and we’ll clear your record.  When returning your book, you must see a library staff person in order to clear your record of fines and fees.

What are you waiting for? Check it in and discover the joy of using your library again.