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UB libraries grant amnesty for overdue books

Have you forgotten about a library book that was due back months ago? Are you afraid to return it because of the fines?

The University at Buffalo Libraries understands. For the next month, the university is waiving its fines on overdue books that are returned to any circulation desk in a UB library. The so-called book amnesty will continue through Dec. 18.

Fines will be forgiven on any books borrowed from UB Libraries ā€“ no questions asked and no matter how long they're overdue.

"We just want the books back so that others can use them,ā€ said Charles Lyons, UB associate university librarian for discovery and delivery.

Nearly 3,000 of the 4.2 million printed materials in UB Libraries are lost or overdue to be returned. The amnesty effort will assist librarians as they transfer records of the printed materials to a new database.

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