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Library Announces FOOD FOR FINES 2007

Do you have a few library fines? If you do, keep reading. If not, read this anyhow and tell your friends. The UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library is once again offering its popular FOOD FOR FINES program in December. How does it work? Glad you asked, read on.
The program will take place during the week of December 2 through December 8, 2007. During this time, patrons who owe library fines can donate canned foodstuffs to the library and get their fines forgiven. We are asking for 12 oz. cans or larger. Please note the cans cannot be dented, rusted, outdated, or missing labels.
And what's the payout?
  • 5 cans = .25 cents to $10.00 in fines.
  • 10 cans = $10.00 to $20.00 in fines.
  • 15 cans = $21.00 to $30.00 in fines.
  • 20 cans = $31.00 to $40.00 in fines.
  • 25 cans = $41.00 to $50.00 in fines.
Now, you may ask, is there a catch? There is no catch, but there is some fine print, so to speak.
  • The maximum forgiveness amount is $50.00.
  • This is not applicable to any fines from Interlibrary Loan (ILL) books, from lost books, or from Reserves.
  • All accounts are settled by the library's Circulation Department. If you have any questions about Food for Fines, you can call Circulation at 903-566-7342.
And what do you do with the cans you collect? Ah, a fine question. We will donate all the collected cans to the East Texas Food Bank. Remember, if you have library fines, you need to settle your account with Circulation before the end of the semester. Failure to do so may result in a "hold" on your record. A "hold" can prevent you from registering for classes in the spring or obtaining a transcript. So, take care of those fines. If you do it during the week of December 2 through December 8, 2007, you can take care of your fines by donating some canned goods for a great cause.
Published by root on 27 Nov

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