Category Archives: Library Fines

Got Fines?

From November 16 to December 11, 2015, the CPCC Libraries will be conducting a food drive called Food for Fines. During this period, fines accrued from overdue items will be forgiven at all campus libraries in exchange for the donation of non-perishable food items.

How does Food for Fines work?

  • For every one non-perishable food item, one dollar in fines will be waived from your account. So, 4 cans of soup will equal $4.00 in fines waived.
  • A maximum of $20 in fines will be waived from any account.
  • Only fines are waived – replacement fees for lost books are not eligible for Food for Fines.
  • No credits for future fines will be issued. Food for Fines is for existing fines only.

Which food items are acceptable?

Only non-perishable food items will be accepted. Non-perishable means that the items will not be in danger of immediately spoiling. Items must not be expired.

The following food items are most desired for Food for Fines:

  • Canned meats and fish, including tuna, chicken and beef stew
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Soup

All donations go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina. Donations will be accepted even if you don’t have fines!

Library Fine Blocks

Starting April 5, the library will be adding blocks to student accounts in Datatel. Any student with fines of $50 or above will be blocked from registering, receiving transcripts, or graduating. In order to be unblocked,  student fines will have to be paid in full. Students who pay their fines on Saturday cannot be unblocked for registration, etc. until Monday morning. The same is true for any fines paid in the evening; accounts cannot be unblocked until the following business day.

If you have any questions about fine blocks, please contact any CPCC campus library.  Contact information for each campus library may be found here.