Go Fine-Free

Visit the Library to clear your fines, December 7-14, 2019

In the spirit of celebrating two milestone anniversaries for our Libraries—J.D. Shatford Memorial Public Library's 50th on December 7, and Central Library's 5th on December 14—all branches of Halifax Public Libraries will be participating in an overdue fine forgiveness initiative from December 7-14, 2019.

Stop by your local Library during this period, and end your 2019 year feeling fresh, fancy, and fine-free.

What fees and fines are being waived?

For this period, all overdue fines will be waived. As always, you can also get a replacement library card at no cost.

  • Community members who return overdue material (including long overdue material set to lost) during the campaign will have overdue fines waived.
  • Community members who have previously returned material overdue and have outstanding overdue fines on their accounts can visit any branch in person to have those overdue fines waived.
  • Any community member requiring a replacement card will have one issued for free.

Why are we doing this?

  • We are always pleased to welcome back community members who may have stayed away due to having a blocked card.
  • This provides us further opportunities to reduce barriers for community members.
  • Long overdue items will be returned and put back in circulation, potentially avoiding the purchase of replacement copies.
  • Lost cards will be re-issued and could impact future circulation and Library use.

Are charges relating to Interlibrary Loans included?

No, interlibrary loan charges are not included in the fine amnesty, as they are connected to invoices we receive from other lending libraries. 


Please contact or visit your local branch.