Milwaukee Public Library to forgive fines for patrons who visit the library Sept. 26 - October 9

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Public Library welcomes back library patrons of all ages who may have been blocked from using the library due to fines and fees associated with having long overdue materials.

Adults and children are encouraged to visit their local branch of Milwaukee Public Library between Monday, September 26 and Sunday, October 9, 2016 when Library staff will help patrons get reconnected to the wealth of resources that the library has to offer.

Those interested in participating in the “Welcome Back” campaign should visit, in-person, one of the thirteen Milwaukee Public Library locations where they may return any overdue books, videos, music, or other library materials during this two-week campaign. Any cardholder with MPL fines or materials charges may come in and ask for fine forgiveness for themselves or for their children, even without materials.

Library staff will work with patrons to re-activate library accounts, in addition to waiving all fines and fees. Items placed in book drops and fines on suburban Milwaukee materials are not eligible for this program.

To obtain a library card, patrons must show their legal name and demonstrate residence in Milwaukee County. For a full list of valid forms of identification, see:

For more information on the “Welcome Back” campaign please visit