Existing fines on patron accounts will remain on the account until paid by the patron. Items borrowed from other Polk County Library Cooperative libraries may still accrue overdue fines because not all public libraries in the county are fine-free. Patrons will be notified of an account balance at checkout or can view their account online. Accounts with a balance below $10 can borrow physical items from any library.
There will be no refunds for overdue fines already paid on accounts, but items owned by Lakeland Libraries will no longer accrue fines beginning October 1st. If a patron pays for a lost Lakeland-owned item, they can return the item with proof of payment for a refund within thirty (30) days.