Have you been putting off visiting your library because of fines?

Sequoyah Regional Library System is offering a fine forgiveness program in honor of National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021). During this week only, visit any Sequoyah library to be forgiven up to $15 in overdue fines per library card. To participate, visit or contact your local Sequoyah library during National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), tell a staff member that you wish to take advantage of fine forgiveness, and they’ll waive up to $15 from your account! Some fees may be excluded, but make sure to ask a library staff member just in case.

How does it work?
How does it work?
Call or come into any Sequoyah Regional Library System location during National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021). Notify the staff member that you wish to take advantage of fine forgiveness and they will waive up to $15 from your account. Some fees may be excluded from this offer.
Who is eligible?
 Who is eligible?
All SRLS cardholders are eligible to have up to $15 of their overdue fines forgiven.
Can I have fines forgiven for others?
 Can I have fines forgiven for others?
Yes, if you have that person’s materials (library card number, etc.) in-hand, or if you are listed as a responsible party on that person’s library account.
Can I call the library and ask to have my past fines cleared?
Can I call the library and ask to have my past fines cleared?
Yes, you can call any of our libraries, but make sure you have your library card number handy when you call!
Which fines will be forgiven?
Which fines will be forgiven?
New and existing overdue fines are eligible for fine forgiveness.
 
What items and fees are not eligible?
What items and fees are not eligible?
The following items and fees are not eligible for fine forgiveness: overdue materials that have not been returned, fees from Unique National Collections (This fee cannot be forgiven because it is assessed by another agency.), lost items, damaged and/or unusable items, as well as items from other library systems and institutions.
 
Can I replace lost materials?
Can I replace lost materials?
Sequoyah Regional Library System is unable to forgive charges for a lost or damaged item, or accept a replacement item in lieu of payment. If there are any overdue overdue fees associated with the item, you can have them waived during National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021).
 
What if I paid my overdue fees last month? Can I get a refund?
What if I paid my overdue fees last month? Can I get a refund?
Sequoyah Regional Library System is unable to issue refunds for overdue fines that have been previously paid.