This week Erin Roll reported that the Montclair Public Library will no longer be overdue fees on materials in the hopes of increasing users.

Customers with overdue materials will not be able to take out items until all overdue materials are returned. Books or materials that are more than 90 days will be charged a $20-$30 fee.

The American Library Association has viewed overdue fees as an equity issue: the fees often result in people who need the library the most, including children and low-income families, not coming back.

Read Montclair Local’s recent story on library fines here, then tell us what you think. Let us know by voting in our poll below and by leaving a comment in our comment section at the bottom of the page.

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