Anne Arundel Library to Allow Digital Access to Residents with Unpaid Fines

Anne Arundel County Public Library is allowing residents with unpaid fines access to digital content. As COVID-19 causes temporary school closures, isolation, and teleworking, online services offered by libraries are increasingly necessary and popular.

As previously reported on Conduit Street, libraries are stepping in to provide online learning and resource needs for their communities.

From coverage in the Capital Gazette:

As Anne Arundel County Public Library invests in digital resources to help users during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s also expanding access.

The system lifted restrictions on digital content for users with unpaid fines and fees over $15 on Tuesday. Normally those users are blocked from digital services.

Usage has been increasing for digital products since branches closed on March 14, libraries spokeswoman Christine Feldmann said.

“People are really enjoying having access to our digital resources,” Feldmann said. “We’re ordering more and more ebooks every day.”

For more information visit Anne Arundel Library’s COVID-19 response webpage.