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Fine Free Libraries in Canada

Updated: December 1, 2020

This document lists, by province, libraries that have fully or partially eliminated fines for overdue materials.

To suggest additions or updates to this page, e-mail  info@librarianship.ca


Alberta

Calgary Public Library
(as of July 1, 2020)

  • A Fine Free Model
    Report to the Calgary Public Library Board Strategy & Community Committee (March 10, 2020)

Edmonton Public Library
(as of June 11, 2020)

Fort Saskatchewan Public Library
(as of September 14, 2020)

Grand Prairie Public Library
(as of January 1, 2021)

Strathcona County Library
(as of June 2020)

British Columbia

Burnaby Public Library
(as of July 13, 2020)

Creston Valley Public Library
(as of January 2, 2020)

Hazelton District Public Library
(as of January 25, 2019)

North Vancouver City Library
(as of May 11, 2020)

Pemberton & District Public Library
(as of 2009)

Rossland Public Library (Children)

Simon Fraser University Library (General Collection)
(as of May 2018)

Smithers Public Library
(as of January 2019)

Thompson Rivers University Library (General Collection)
(as of February 2017)

University of British Columbia Library (General Collection)
(as of September 15, 2020)

Vancouver Island Regional Library (Children)
(as of January 1, 2019)

Vancouver Public Library (Children)

Whistler Public Library
(as of August 27, 2017)

Manitoba

Boissevain-Morton Library (except on videos)
(since 2010)

New Brunswick

New Brunswick Public Library Service (Children)

Newfoundland and Labrador

Northwest Territories

Nova Scotia

Halifax Public Libraries
(as of August 5, 2020)

South Shore Public Libraries
(since the ’80s)

Nunavut

Ontario

Barrie Public Library
(as of July 1, 2020)

Brampton Library (Children)
(as of September 4, 2018)

County of Brant Public Library
(as of January 1, 2020)

Edwardsburgh Cardinal Public Library

Fort Erie Public Library (Children)
(as of January 2020)

Halton Hills Public Library (Children and Teens)
(as of June 15, 2019)

Hamilton Public Library (Children and Teens)

  • Fines and Fees
    Report to the Hamilton Public Library Board (June 17, 2020)

Harris Learning Library (Nipissing University and Canadore College)
(as of summer 2018)

Innisfil ideaLAB and Library
(as of July 1, 2020)

Kawartha Lakes Public Library
(as of October 1, 2020)

Lambton County Library (Children)

Lincoln Public Library (Children)
(as of January 2020)

London Public Library
(as of November 2020; as of September 1, 2017 for children’s materials)

Newmarket Public Library
(as of January 1, 2020)

Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library (Children)
(as of January 2020)

Oakville Public Library
(as of January 2021; as of February 2019 for children’s print materials)

Ottawa Public Library
(as of January 1, 2021)

Oxford County Library
(as of January 1, 2018)

Pelham Public Library (Children)
(as of January 2020)

Rideau Lakes Public Library
(as of September 1, 2014)

Scugog Public Library
(as of March 2020 (ad hoc); as of October 15, 2020)

Thunder Bay Public Library
(as of January 1, 2020)

Vaughan Public Libraries
(as of June 2020)

Prince Edward Island

PEI Public Library Service
(as of October 2, 2020)

Quebec

Centre de documentation collégiale

List of Quebec public libraries via l’Association des bibliothèques publiques du Québec

Abitibi-Témiscamingue

  • Ville-Marie

Bas-Saint-Laurent

  • Sainte-Françoise
  • Sainte-Luce

Capitale-nationale

  • Baie-Sainte-Catherine
  • Deschambault
  • Grondines
  • Neuville
  • Saint-Alban
  • Saint-Hilarion
  • Saint-Irénée
  • Saint-Siméon

Centre-du-Québec

  • Aston-Jonction
  • Chesterville
  • Durham-Sud
  • Ham-Nord
  • Laurierville
  • Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover
  • Saint-Guillaume
  • Saint-Norbert
  • Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets
  • Saint-Samuel
  • Saint-Wenceslas
  • Sainte-Brigitte-des-Saults
  • Sainte-Cécile-de-Lévrard
  • Sainte-Elizabeth-de-Warwick
  • Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester
  • Sainte-Perpétue
  • Tingwick

Chaudière-Appalaches

  • Frampton
  • Honfleur
  • Montmagny
  • Notre-Dame-du-Rosaire
  • Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d’Issoudun
  • Saint-Antoine-de-l’Isle-aux-Grues
  • Saint-Benoît-Labre
  • Saint-Bernard
  • Saint-Flavien
  • Saint-Frédéric
  • Saint-Jacques-de-Leeds
  • Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf
  • Saint-Julien
  • Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague
  • Saint-Magloire
  • Saint-Michel-de-Bellechasse
  • Saint-Nazaire-de-Dorchester
  • Saint-Roch-des-Aulnaies
  • Saint-Séverin
  • Saint-Vallier
  • Sainte-Aurélie
  • Sainte-Claire
  • Sainte-Clotilde-de-Beauce
  • Sainte-Hénédine
  • Sainte-Louise
  • Sainte-Lucie-de-Beauregard
  • Sainte-Praxède
  • Sainte-Rose-de-Watford
  • Scott

Côte-Nord

  • Aguanish
  • Baie-Comeau*
  • Baie-Trinité
  • Bonne-Espérance
  • Côte-Nord-du-Golfe-Saint-Laurent
  • Franquelin
  • Godbout
  • Les Bergeronnes
  • Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan
  • Longue-Rive
  • Natashquan
  • Pointe-aux-Outardes
  • Pointe-Lebel
  • Portneuf-sur-Mer
  • Rivière-au-Tonnerre
  • Tadoussac

Estrie

  • Bonsecours
  • Bury
  • Chartierville
  • Cookshire-Eaton
  • East Hereford
  • Eastman
  • Frontenac
  • La Patrie
  • Lennoxville
  • Lingwick
  • Milan
  • Notre-Dame-des-Bois
  • Piopolis
  • Saint-Adrien
  • Saint-Augustin Woburn
  • Saint-Camille
  • Saint-Isidore-de-Clifton
  • Saint-Romain
  • Saint-Venant-de-Paquette
  • Stanstead
  • Stornoway
  • Weedon

Gaspésie—Îles-de-la-Madeleine

  • Cap-aux-Os
  • Cap-Chat
  • Cap-d’Espoir
  • Cloridorme
  • Gaspé
  • Grande-Rivière
  • Gros-Morne
  • L’Anse-au-Griffon
  • L’Anse-à-Valleau
  • Matapédia
  • Mont-Saint-Pierre
  • Murdochville
  • Percé
  • Petit-Cap
  • Rivière-au-Renard
  • Saint-Majorique
  • Sainte-Thérèse-de-Gaspé

Lanaudière

  • Charlemagne
  • Crabtree
  • Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci*
  • Notre-Dame-des-Prairies
  • Saint-Liguori
  • Sainte-Geneviève-de-Berthier
  • Sainte-Marie-Salomé

Laurentides

  • Ferme-Neuve
  • Grenville
  • Montcalm
  • Notre-Dame-de-Pontmain
  • Saint-Jérôme

Mauricie

  • Saint-Boniface
  • Saint-Roch-de-Mékinac
  • Saint-Sévère
  • Shawinigan*

Montérégie

  • Boucherville
  • Longueuil*
  • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
  • Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville
  • Saint-Lambert
  • Vaudreuil-Dorion
  • Venise-en-Québec

Montréal

Outaouais

  • Aumond
  • Blue Sea
  • Bois-Franc
  • Bouchette
  • Chénéville, Lac-Simon
  • Duhamel
  • Fassett, Notre-Dame-de-Bonsecours
  • Grand-Remous
  • Lac-des-Loups
  • Lac-Ste-Marie
  • L’Isle-aux-Allumettes, Sheenboro
  • Mansfield-et-Pontefract
  • Messines
  • Montcerf-Lytton
  • Montebello
  • Namur
  • Plaisance
  • Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham
  • Sainte-Thérèse-de-la-Gatineau
  • Thurso, Lochaber-Partie-Ouest
  • Wakefield

Saguenay—Lac-Saint-Jean

  • Desbiens
  • Girardville
  • Hébertville
  • Hébertville-Station
  • L’Ascension
  • Lamarche
  • Mashteuiatsh
  • Petit-Saguenay
  • Rivière-Éternité
  • Saint-Charles-de Bourget
  • Saint-Edmond-Les-Plaines
  • Sainte-Élisabeth-de-Proulx
  • Sainte-Hedwidge
  • Sainte-Jeanne d’Arc
  • Sainte-Monique
  • Sainte-Rose-du-Nord
  • Saint-Félix d’Otis
  • Saint-François-de-Sales
  • Saint-Fulgence
  • Saint-Nazaire

Saskatchewan

Regina Public Library
(as of January 1, 2021)

Saskatoon Public Library
(as of January 1, 2021)

Yukon