PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY MEMORIAL LIBRARY SYSTEM TO GO CASHLESS OCOTBER 1
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is going cashless effective October 1. Major credit and debit cards will be accepted to include Mastercard, Visa and Discover. Customers will now be paying by credit or debit card rather than cash for fines incurred from overdue books, magazines, tapes, CDs and DVDs and for replacement cost of lost or damaged materials. Payments can be made at the library branch or online. People are also able to have an account that can be drawn down and add to that account as needed with a credit/debit card.
“This is another step in creating innovative and streamlined operations to better serve our customers and a natural extension of our self check out, e-commerce, wireless, disc Xpress, self pick up for holds and other similar services,” explains Kathleen Teaze, director of PGCMLS. “Cashless libraries have been very successful in other jurisdictions including the District of Columbia, and we look forward to it working very well for us.”
For the convenience of customers who still prefer to pay cash, cash transactions will still be accepted at our Greenbelt, Hyattsville, Oxon Hill, South Bowie and Spauldings branch libraries.