San Francisco Libraries Latest To Consider Eliminating Overdue FinesSan Francisco is proposing to be the latest local jurisdiction to get rid of the fines in an effort to increase access to libraries.
Library Fines Are A Thing Of The Past In Contra Costa CountyBook lovers in the East Bay are getting a big break. Contra Costa County has ended the long-time tradition of imposing fines for overdue books at its 26 public libraries. All past fines have been forgiven.
San Mateo County Library System Going Fine-FreeEffective Monday, San Mateo County libraries will no longer assess fines for late-return books and other material, to help ensure all county residents can borrow books.
San Francisco Main Library, Branches To Extend HoursStudents and workers with projects due on Monday mornings will have two more hours each week to get them done at the main branch of the San Francisco Public Library, library officials said Thursday.
Contra Costa County Eliminates Public Library Late FeesContra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate overdue book fines at libraries in the county effective Jan. 1, citing concerns about the area's high cost of living.
Commemorative Warriors Library Cards Offered in Oakland, S.F.Starting Saturday, Oakland and San Francisco residents age five and up can show their Warriors spirit by getting a new Golden State Warriors library card, library officials said.
San Francisco Library Turns To Bill Collector To Track Down Overdue FinesSan Francisco public library officials say they have tried just about everything they could think of to track down long overdue books.
Alameda County Library Patron Records Possibly HackedAn email to library members says officials were contacted last month by someone claiming to have information from the library system's entire database of users.
Oakland Library Branch Closing For 5-Month-Long RenovationA branch of the Oakland Public Library is closing for five months of renovations starting in December, city officials said.
Library Patrons Racking Up Huge Fines In San JoseThree people have fines of over $10,000 each for overdue books at San Jose’s library, but the city may be willing to forgive them, no questions asked.
Patent, Trademark Resource Center Opens In San Jose LibraryA new patent and trademark resource center in San Jose is making it easier for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to find information about how to protect their intellectual property.
San Mateo County Libraries Waive Overdue Book Fines For Food DonationsLibrary delinquents in San Mateo County have a chance this holiday season to redeem themselves with charitable food donations, library officials announced Monday.
Once Bed Bug-Ridden Libraries In Menlo Park, Palo Alto ReopenOne Palo Alto library reopened Thursday after bed bugs were found last month in two chairs, while another will close again Friday to be checked that a bed bug treatment worked there, city officials said.
Second Palo Alto Library Invaded By BedbugsBedbugs have invaded a second public library in Palo Alto prompting the city to inspect all of its libraries.
Berkeley Branch Library Shut Down After Bedbugs DiscoveredThe North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library was closed Friday morning after bedbugs were discovered in several areas, library officials said.