Since West Northamptonshire Council were required to close library buildings in March 2020 to comply with Government Covid-19 requirements, late return charges and fees have been suspended. However, as libraries across the county have now restored their normal business hours, late return charges for items will be re-instated from Monday 2 August 2021.

To allow for the return of any long overdue items, without penalty, there will be an amnesty for the month of July 2021. Any items returned during this time will incur no charges, even if they were overdue before the libraries closed in March 2020.