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Coquitlam library waives fines for the rest of the year

The Coquitlam Public Library board announced this week that it’s extending the no-fines policy for the rest of 2021.
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There are no late fees for books checked out of the Coquitlam Public Library, for the rest of 2021.

If you’ve got overdue library books from the Coquitlam Public Library, there’s no need to worry — at least for this year.

This week, the library board announced it’s extending the no-fines policy for the rest of 2021.

The fines-free initiative started last March when the pandemic lockdown hit, as a way to encourage patrons to continue to use the library services.

“Once an overdue item is returned and checked in, staff will waive any associated late fees,” the library press release states, noting the good will doesn’t extend to lost or damaged items, or for fines prior to March 16, 2020.

The no-fines policy ends Dec. 31.

Overseen by board chair Erin Adams, the Coquitlam Public Library has two branches: City Centre (1169 Pinetree Way) and Poirier (575 Poirier St.).

For more details, call 604-554-7323, email or visit



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