Stock photo of canned foodsIt’s that time of year: SMU’s Central University Libraries (CUL) is giving students, faculty and staff members an opportunity to help the community…and possibly save some cash.

During the 2017 Food for Fines program, CUL will accept food donations for the North Texas Food Bank in return for waiving library fines.

For every donation of a can or package of nonperishable food, University faculty, staff members and students will receive a $2 credit toward fines for overdue materials from Fondren Library Center and the Hamon Arts Library.

Learn more about the North Texas Food Bank

To collect your credits, bring food donations to either library through Friday, Dec. 16, 2017. All SMU community members are welcome to participate – even those who have no library fines to cancel.

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Waiver credits do not apply to lost book replacement charges or processing fees. Credit only applies to overdue book fines currently assessed; no future credit can be applied. Overdue fines cannot be waived if they have already been sent to the Bursar’s Office for collection.