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Seattle Public Librar

A patron browses for books at the Central Library, part of the Seattle Public Library system. The city is asking voters to do away with late fees as part of a proposed doubling of the current library levy.
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A Seattle proposal to get rid of library fines for overdue books has sparked concern. Some library users fear it will mean longer wait times for popular titles or that more books will go missing. But that hasn't been the experience for the Sno-Isle library system, which did away with fines 35 years ago.