From 1 April 2022 adults will no longer pay fines if they are late returning the items they’ve borrowed. This includes books, DVD’s and CD’s.

The decision is part of a bid to make libraries more accessible and encourage everyone to rediscover what’s happening at their local libraries.

Children and over 60’s already do not pay fines, but we wanted to remove the barrier of fines for everyone. So now is the time to check under the sofa or on the bookshelf for those long overdue books you were worried about returning to the library.

Bring them back to any Manchester library. No fines, no worries!

We’re looking forward to seeing you again!

The initiative is part of the council’s larger investment into libraries. Manchester City Council want to ensure that libraries are modern and cater for Manchester’s growing communities.

Recent improvements works have taken place at Withington Library, Central Library and Hulme High Street Library to help the modernisation of Manchester’s Libraries. Didsbury Library, Chorlton Library, Longsight Library and Newton Heath Library are soon to be renovated as well.

We will still need to charge for the cost of replacing books that have been lost. Also, we’ll still need to ask customers to pay any outstanding fines for items returned late before 1st April 2022.

Join the library for free now or visit our website for more information.