expired [COMING AGAIN] Brisbane Libraries Amnesty on Overdue Fees


Available until 31 December 2011

Do you, or someone you know, have overdue library books or library items at
Do you, or someone you know, have overdue fees on a library membership card?

If so, then take advantage of Brisbane City Council's amnesty on overdue fees.

Visit a local library until 31 December 2011, bring in a can of food to have
any overdue items and overdue fees waived.
If items have already been returned but the fees have not been paid, it's not
too late.

Bring in a can of food and existing overdue fees will also be waived, it's that
easy. All canned food will be donated to charity.

Council libraries look forward to welcoming you and they provide a range of
services and facilities for the whole community.
Enjoy browsing an extensive range of books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and CD-ROMs
and access online reference services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

You can use the library catalogue - eLibCat http://elibcat.library.brisbane.qld.
to check due dates or renew items (via "My Account").

For more information please contact Council on 3403 8888 or local Council

Local libraries are another way Council is nurturing an inclusive Brisbane
and achieving the vision for our city's future.

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  • +8 votes

    what a great initiative.

  • +2 votes

    it is only a waiver for overdue fees and excludes hold fees (just letting people know)

  • +4 votes

    Check with your local library, as there are also a few in Victoria that are also wiping overdue fees.


      why only a few? :(

      but thanks for the tip


        I only know of my local few. Can't say it's state or nationwide, as I have no idea…


    This initiative needs a catchy name.

    Overdue Food for Overdue Fees?

    • +1 vote

      I reckon Food for Fees is better, short, simple and not OTT.


        Last year's local news headline was

        Library fine is food for thought


    Actually I was told that this also works with getting a new library card, which is great since I've lost mine.

  • +1 vote

    Same deal in Hobsons Bay Libraries , Melbourne


    link from last year , but hte same deal is active this year as well.


    This is such an awesome idea - needs to be done in TAS

  • +2 votes

    University libraries need to do this… instead of literally holding students to ransom!


    Some uni libraries do.