SouthEast PortlandTool Library
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New Rule about Late Fines

Simple RulesAt SEPTL we have a love/hate relationship with Late Fines. On the one hand we really want tools to be returned on time so they are available for others to borrow. On the other hand Late Fines are our primary source of income which we use to buy new tools, maintain the old ones, and pay our rent. But the Fines are only useful if they are actually paid.

So, beginning this week, your old Late Fines must be paid before you may borrow or renew tools. By “old” we mean any Late Fines due from prior visits, not those on tools just returned that day. Our software, Tool Librarian (which we developed ourselves) will enforce this rule. If you forget to bring cash with you, we also accept credit cards and checks.