When Baltimore County Public Library Gave People A Clean Slate, They Started Coming Back. So Did Ancient Book ReturnsThe library system said it is seeing more book returns than ever because of the clean slate, and it said most importantly, people are returning who might not have felt comfortable owing the library money.
Baltimore Library System Ends Fines For Overdue MaterialsBaltimore's public library system has eliminated all fines on overdue books and other materials. Analysis reportedly shows fines disproportionately affect lower-income users, acting as a barrier to access.
Food Donations To Cut Library Fines In BaltimoreBaltimore City's public libraries are offering patrons a way to reduce their library fines through canned food donations.