Everyone has had late fees one time or another at the library — whether you misplaced the book or just couldn’t find the time to return it on time. Well, if you have an overdue book from the Aurora Public Library, you can now relax about paying all of those late fees. In addition, they’re expanding the operating hours at two popular locations.
In 2023, Aurora Public Library is ending fines for overdue items and expanding operating hours.
The decision to go fine-free follows the practice implemented by the library system at the peak of COVID-19 to waive fees. Going forward, fine-free items will include all books, audiobooks, DVDs/Blu-rays and youth services discovery kits. Items such as laptops and Wi-Fi hot spots will still carry late fees. Plus, patrons will still be held accountable for damaged or lost materials. For more information about the policy change, click here.
The new hours at Central Library and Tallyn’s Reach Library are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday. While Central Library used to be open on Sundays prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first time Tallyn’s Reach Library will be open Sundays in its 20 years of existence.
The other five libraries — Chambers Plaza, Hoffman Heights, Iliff Square, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mission Viejo — continue with the same hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday.