Library fines in South Lanarkshire overturned by leisure authority

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture is waiving library fines from tomorrow (April 1) to encourage people to use the facilities.

Waiver of fines will start tomorrow and will apply to all libraries, and this includes existing fines.

South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture chief executive Kay Morrison said: We hope people will see this as an opportunity to reconnect with their library.

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“With the cost of living crisis impacting the finances of so many, we recognize that another cost, however small, is the last thing anyone needs.

“So if you have books gathering dust on your shelf, why not return them and start borrowing again?

“Our libraries are fantastic places to borrow books, learn, or just relax and enjoy the surroundings.”

Those who live, work or study in South Lanarkshire can use the 23 libraries which all have free Wi-Fi access and a home delivery service.

People can also learn about their area’s history and heritage as well as research family trees at area libraries.

ActiveIT Computer Learning Centers also allow visitors to use the Internet, email friends or family, and even learn new skills.

For more information on South Lanarkshire Libraries, visit the South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture website.

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