[Libs-Or] Non-urgent question for Public Libraries re disposition of fines, etc.

Laura Orr Laura_Orr at co.washington.or.us
Thu Mar 1 11:07:43 PST 2012

I have a "Meatball Reference Question" and informal, anecdotal, and "in
a former library" types of responses are all A-OK.  You do not have to
specify the name of the library, city, or any other identifying info.  I
certainly won't keep that information with your substantive yes, no,
some, or other responses.  I will be using this info only anecdotally
QUESTION: If you are an Oregon public library, do you keep your late
(and/or other) fines/fees for the library itself or are those revenues
turned over to your jurisdiction's general fund?
If you know of a report (of fairly recent vintage) that compiles and
analyzes such data, from Oregon, ALA, or other org, I'd like to know
that too, but it is not necessary to do any research unless you happen
to be curious about this yourself.
Almost anything you can tell me to update my knowledge from 1974 (when I
last fielded this question, very delicately, in a public library in
Philadelphia) would be very helpful.
Thank you!
Laura J. Orr
Law Librarian
Washington County Law Library
111 NE Lincoln St
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Phone: 503-846-8870
Fax: 503-846-3515
Email: laura_orr at co.washington.or.us
URL: http://www.co.washington.or.us/lawlibrary
Oregon Legal Research Blog: http://oregonlegalresearch.blogspot.com/
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