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Los Angeles Public Library to Welcome Back Overdue Books and the People Who Love Them
By Sentinel News Service
Published January 20, 2016

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The Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL) will welcome back its overdue books and the people who love them during the “Missing You” event from February 1 – 14. During these two weeks only, people can return overdue, undamaged materials to any of the 73 libraries, and LAPL will forgive the overdue fines. Library accounts that have been frozen due to overdue fines will be reactivated, allowing people to begin using their library cards again.

“We are thrilled to offer people this unique opportunity to reunite their overdue books with our library shelves with no questions, no judgment and best of all, no fines,” said City Librarian John F. Szabo. “We’re encouraging everyone—children, students and adults—to return their overdue materials so they can get back to discovering all that the library has to offer, and so others can enjoy these books.”


Materials can be returned to the circulation desk or book drop at any of the 73 Los Angeles Public Library locations. Overdue fines will be forgiven; other fees may be excluded from this offer. If materials are lost, patrons may replace them with a librarian’s approval, and the fines will be forgiven. For more information, visit

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