Beginning September 1, 2019, your library is fine free! The North Olympic Library System will no longer charge overdue fines for items returned late. This change helps ensure equitable and free access to library materials and services for everyone in our community.
NOLS is not alone in eliminating fines. Libraries across North America are going fine free to reduce access barriers. Earlier this year the American Library Association passed a resolution encouraging libraries to eliminate fines. You can read the NOLS Board of Trustees resolution about going fine free, and the reports that underlay that decision, here.
Effective August 1, 2019, North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has joined 45 Washington libraries in boycotting Blackstone Publishing’s eAudiobooks for a period of six months. The boycott is in protest of Blackstone business practices that create barriers for library patrons and impact library collections and budgets.
TeenBookCloud is a streaming service with a digital collection focused on middle school and high school readers. It offers people of all reading levels access to a robust collection of eBooks, enhanced eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, National Geographic videos, and hundreds of quizzes and other teacher resources.