Pikes Peak Library District eliminating overdue fines

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Pikes Peak Library District will no longer charge you for being a little bit late on your returns.

The library will officially eliminate overdue fines starting Friday, Feb. 1.

"Our mission as an organization is to eliminate barriers to information and resources, not create them," said Director of Library Services, Tim Blevins in a press release.

Blevins says when they did a trial run for getting rid of book fines, and they actually found it had a positive impact on borrowing rather than longer hold times.

In addition, the library is rolling out automatic renewals later this month. That means the day before books are due, the library's system will automatically renew them up to two times as long as no one else has put a hold on the material. There are some exceptions.

February is also Library Lover's Month.