Donate Food to Reduce Your Libraries Fines

In the spirit of the holidays, Syracuse University Libraries will participate in “Food for Fines” between Monday, December 2 and Friday, December 13. Patrons with overdue circulation fines can reduce their fines by $1 for each healthy, nonperishable food item donated. Donations will be accepted at the circulation desks of participating libraries: Bird, Carnegie, Law, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and King + King Architecture. Contributions from people without current fines will also be accepted. All food items will be donated to the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry. Fine reductions exclude Inter Library Loan and lost book fees. For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.


April 29-May 10 is “Food for Fines”

Donate food and reduce your library fines!

The libraries of SU and SUNY-ESF will once again be participating in “Food for Fines” from April 29-May 10 by collecting food for the needy and offering patrons the opportunity to reduce their overdue fines.

Overdue circulation fines will be reduced by $1 for each healthy, nonperishable food item donated by an individual during those dates–Interlibrary loan fines and lost book fees are not included.

Participating libraries include Bird, the Carnegie Library, the Law Library, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, the King + King Architecture Library, and ESF’s Moon Library.

Donations may be brought to the circulation desks of affiliated libraries. Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute.

All food items will be donated to the Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry.

For more information about “Food for Fines,” please contact Laura Benjamin at lmnemitz@syr.edu.