Putnam County Public Library District to go fine free beginning March 1; offers access to continuing education

Past fines will be waived, except for lost, damaged materials

The Hennepin branch of the Putnam County Public Library District is at 214 N. Fourth St., and the phone number is 815-925-7020.

The Putnam County Public Library District has announced that it will be going fine free beginning on March 1 for everything in its collection.

Any past fines on an individual’s record will be waived except for lost or damaged materials. All future fines will be waived for the district’s items as long as the materials are not damaged or lost.

If you receive a book from the library that still collects fines, you will still be charged. For patrons who are borrowing Roku’s and hotspots, they will be shut off remotely and billed if not returned in a timely manner.

The district also announced this week that it will be offering a new and improved Universal Class to patrons.

This will give users access to 500 plus online continuing education courses. Individuals can access the site at putnamil.universalclass.com/register.htm.

Library members may register with their library card number, name and email address. Those who have signed up in the past, may be able to use their old login information.

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