Allow online/credit card payment for library fines

Idea#42

Stage: Active

Campaign: Libraries

Allow library fines to be paid online or at check-out with credit cards. This will increase cash flow, rather than waiting months to collect.

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  1. Comment
    Community Member

    But you're already going to the library to pick up the CD's that your ripping to iTunes...

  2. Comment
    Community Member

    The library would then have to pay the merchant fee to the credit card company for processing.

  3. Comment
    Community Member

    Raise the fees for late fees and allow for online processing.

  4. Comment
    Community Member ( Idea Submitter )

    add in the merchant fee for convenience. They do this for parking tickets.

  5. Comment
    Community Member

    The late fees are going up to 25 cents per day on November 1.

  6. Comment
    Community Member

    I agree with the idea, and about adding in the processing fee for folks who pay online. It's not much and I bet most folks will pay it no problem. This one's a no-brainer.

  7. Comment
    Community Member

    This is a great idea. Add a convenience fee to offset any fees from the credit card companies. You could also can add an option for giving a donation and or paying fines. Patrons could round their fines up to the next dollar amount or even give more if they would like!

  8. Comment
    Community Member

    I would raise the fees for books that are late to include the3.5% transaction cost -- then a credit card online would be easy and cost effective.