By Gregg McQueen
It’s a finale for the fees.
New York City library patrons will no longer be charged late fees on books and other borrowed materials.
The city’s three library systems — New York Public Library (NYPL), Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Public Library — all revealed the major policy change on October 5.
In addition, the three systems have cleared all prior late fines from patron accounts, creating a clean slate for library users.
The library systems said the policy was enacted to create a more equitable approach that does not disproportionately hinder low-income communities.