- Associated Press - Thursday, April 12, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - In an effort to collect overdue items and fines, a public library in New Hampshire is partnering with a debt collections agency.

The Rochester Public Library will refer accounts that owe more than $75 to the collection agency, Unique Management. Implementation of the new policy begins next month.

In addition to overdue charges, the offenders will be responsible for paying service fees on behalf of the library to the agency.

Director Brian Sylvester said the change will impact only a small number of library users. Patrons should have ample time to take action before their accounts are turned over to the company.

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