The Joliet Public Library is now fine free on most collection items.
What does this mean?
Under the new fine free policy, patrons are still encouraged to return materials in a responsible and timely manner, but there will no longer be charges for daily overdue fines on most items. Interlibrary loans, Playaway Launchpads, Most Wanted Collection and video games will still accrue daily overdue fines. In addition, patrons will still be responsible for replacement charges for lost or damaged items. The fine free policy will apply to future fines. Amnesty opportunities for past fines will be available soon.
What happens if I have an overdue item?
Late fees will no longer apply, but your account will be blocked from further use after 7 days overdue until the item is returned or replaced.
You will be billed for items not returned after 14 days overdue.
How do I pay a replacement cost?
To play a replacement fee or past fine: Visit My Account. You will need to log in using your library card number and PIN; once you have logged in locate the tab at the bottom with the title "MY ACCOUNT" and click on the Fines and Fees link, then you can follow the simple instructions to pay via credit card. Payment is made through the secure Illinois State Treasurer's Office and all major credit cards are accepted.
We also accept payments at the circulation desk in any of the two branches.
Pay It Forward Program: 10/26-12/23
If you still have previous late fines, try our Pay It Forward Program! From 10/26-12/31, you can donate an item to one of our partner non-profits and wipe away your late fines. You can pick up a list of items to donate at the Circulation desk at either location or view the lists here. The benefitting organizations are:
H.E.A.L Food Pantry-Joliet