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.
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.
Berkeley Residents Peeved Over Mysterious Loss Of Thousands Of Public Library BooksBerkeley booklovers, retired librarians, council members and authors expressed discontent today at a news conference in front of the city's library over the way library officials are weeding books from the library's collection
Arsonist Sets Books, Computers On Fire At SF Main LibraryBooks, computers and other property were lit on fire in the San Francisco Public Library’s main branch on Sunday, a police spokesman said Monday.
Troubled East Oakland Neighborhood Welcomes Massive New LibraryA new library is set to open in Oakland this week in a fragile east Oakland neighborhood, where nearly 40 percent of the residents are functionally illiterate. This new community library at 81st Avenue is described as a beacon of hope in East Oakland.