The Windsor Public Library will no longer fine people for overdue books. The change goes into effect Jan. 1.

There will be an amnesty period starting Dec. 12 and ending Dec. 18. Users are urged to visit any library branch and return overdue materials. Fines for the returned materials will be waived.

Earlier this year, the board of directors voted in favour of eliminating fines on overdue materials

The Windsor Public Library will join a small group of public libraries across North America which has already implemented a no-fines policy.