January 4, 2021

Have an Overdue Library Book? \"Bring it Back\" in January and Start the Year Fine Free

This January, Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) is giving customers the chance to return overdue library materials and have their fines canceled. There is no limit to what date the materials were originally due – just return the items between Jan. 1 and 31, 2021, and VBPL will cancel the associated fines."Our goal in offering the 'Bring it Back' campaign is to encourage customers who may have been avoiding the library due to overdue materials and associated fines to return the items with a clean slate and take advantage of resources that may be especially helpful to them during the challenges of the pandemic," said Director of Libraries Eva Poole. "We also hope to recoup outstanding materials and make them available for all our customers to access."How it works: Library items must be returned to VBPL between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2021 for fines to be canceled.Customers should return overdue items in VBPL's outdoor book drops. VBPL will cancel overdue fines associated with the returned items (it may take 24 hours).Customers may resume using their library accounts or apply for a new account, if needed.VBPL is unable to issue refunds for any fines that have already been paid, even if the item is returned in January 2021.For more details on the "Bring It Back" campaign, visit www.VBgov.com/bring-it-back. About Virginia Beach Public LibraryVirginia Beach Public Library includes a central library, a joint-use library in partnership with Tidewater Community College, seven area libraries and a public law library. Services include workforce development and job-search support, small business resources, computer and technology classes, early literacy classes and outreach, and local history archives and programs. In addition to books, music, magazines and movies in tangible and digital formats, the library provides online research tools accessible from home or work, and a variety of specialty collections. Visit www.VBgov.com/libraries for more information. ###

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