How long will I have a library record?
March 15, 2010 8:47 AM Subscribe
How long do libraries keep fines "on the books"?
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to Society & Culture (39 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've been an avid library user since I was young, and occasionally rack up some fines- nothing major, just a few dollars here and there. Back in 1996 or so, my family moved from VA to FL. I'm pretty sure I had some unpaid fines at my local library (Fairfax County system) when we moved away. I've always wondered if they're still out there somewhere- if I called, would they be able to see them? Could I pay them? How long do libraries generally keep fines on the books before writing them off- or do they ever?