Ogden Farmers’ Library Is Going Fine Free
Beginning January 1st, 2024
For over 200 years it has been our mission to provide access to a wide range of educational and entertainment materials for free to all residents of Ogden.
While it may come as a surprise, recent research has shown that eliminating late fines does not significantly impact the timely return of library items. In addition, late fines act as a significant barrier to use for some library users, who may have accrued a large fine due to a one-time mistake or under extenuating circumstances. As such, we have elected to discontinue the collection of late fines on all Ogden owned items.
With the elimination of late fines, we better realize our mission, and join the nationally successful movement that makes libraries more welcoming and accessible for all.