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Boise Public Library is Going Fine Free

Starting October 1, Boise Public Library will no longer charge late fines for Boise Public Library materials that are overdue. 

When does the change take effect?
October 1, 2019 

Will my previous fines be forgiven?
Any current overdue fines will remain on your account and need to be paid.

Does the fine free policy apply to other charges?
No. Items that have been lost or returned with damaged or missing parts will be billed accordingly. Additionally, fines from other libraries in the Lynx Consortium still apply.  

Without fines, how will the library get materials returned?
The library will continue to issue reminders when due dates are approaching and when an item is overdue. Once an item is past the due date, no other items may be checked out until it is returned or paid for if lost or damaged. Notices are sent out as follows:  

  • Two days before the due date
  • Five days overdue
  • 15 days overdue
  • On Day 30 stating that the item will be changed to lost and billed on day 36


Try RBDigital Unlimited for Audiobooks

Digital audiobooks continue to grow in popularity. To keep up with customer demand, we are bringing on RBDigital Unlimited, a collection with over 32,000 titles that are available for "simultaneous use" which means no waiting!

Here's what you need to know:

  • New audiobook titles will be added monthly, including many new releases.
  • Many of the newest releases will require you to place a hold. While you are waiting, listen to any item in the 32,000 title collection. 
  • Register for an RBDigital account on their user-friendly app where you can also browse our digital magazines!

Lynda.com Will Soon Become LinkedIn Learning

Lynda.com was purchased by LinkedIn several years ago and their content will soon transition to LinkedIn Learning. As a result, you will need to sign up for a LinkedIn account if you do not already have one before accessing their online courses. LinkedIn Learning will build upon Lynda.com's 7,500 courses for English-language speakers by offering 13,000 courses in five languages. 

Here's what you need to know:

  • If you don't want your full name and information associated with LinkedIn, you can choose to create a dummy profile which will require a first name, or a first name placeholder, but no last name and no additional info. This process would take about two minutes.
  • You will be able to adjust your privacy settings to your specifications once your account is created.
  • A transition date has not been identified, but will take place in October. We will email users in advance with additional details in advance of this roll-out!

 

Coming Soon in Audiobooks: RBDigital Unlimited 

Digital audiobooks continue to grow in popularity. To keep up with customer demand, we are bringing on RBDigital Unlimited, a collection with over 32,000 titles that are available for "simultaneous use" which means no waiting!

Here's what you need to know:

  • New audiobook titles will be added monthly, including many new releases.
  • Many of the newest releases will require you to place a hold. While you are waiting, listen to any item in the 32,000 title collection. 
  • Register for an RBDigital account on their user-friendly app where you can also browse our digital magazines!

 

Contact Us

Phone: (208) 972-8200
Telecirc: (208) 384-4450
TTY: 1-800-377-3529
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Director: Kevin Booe

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