Decision details

Proposal to Remove Public Library Fines and Reservation Charges (Cab.29.5.2019/9)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




(i)        that approval be given to cease charging library fines for the late return of items with effect from 1st July, 2019.  Charges for lost or damaged items would be retained.  Replacement charges for items borrowed after 1st July, 2019 and not returned would also apply;


(ii)       that the deletion of historic fines, replacement charges and reservation charges on customer records prior to 1st July, 2019 be approved;


(iii)      that approval be given to cease charging to reserve items already in stock or on order for Barnsley’s libraries.  Request and inter-library loan charges for items not currently in stock would be retained; and


(iv)      that a further report to be presented to Cabinet in 12 months to show the impact of the changes and review the decision.

Publication date: 14/06/2019

Date of decision: 29/05/2019

Decided at meeting: 29/05/2019 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 05/06/2019

Call-in deadline date: 04/06/2019

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