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Food for Fines April 13-17

April 2, 2015

During National Library Week, April 13-17, reduce your Benedictine University Library fines by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items. Here’s how it works:Food for Fines 

  • For every non-perishable food item that you donate, we will reduce your fines by $1, to a maximum of $20. Just bring your donations to the Circulation Desk located in the lower level of Kindlon Hall during library hours.
  • Food for fines applies to overdue/late fines and processing fees for lost materials returned to the Circulation Desk. Unfortunately, we cannot waive fines for lost materials, damaged, or interlibrary loaned materials. We also cannot refund fines that you have already paid.
  • Items that are particularly needed include:
    • Canned meats
    • Peanut butter
    • Cereals
    • Hamburger Helper
    • Pancake mixes
    • Baking mixes
    • Pasta, especially spaghetti, whole grain and wheat
    • Soup
    • Canned vegetables and fruits
    • Dried fruits
    • Canned juices
    • Rice
    • Evaporated and powdered milk
    • Macaroni and cheese
  • Food donations must be non-perishable, unopened, unexpired, and undamaged. Please do not donate anything in glass containers.
  •  Donated items will benefit the West Suburban Community Pantry.

To find out if you have library fines, check your I-Share account.

No fines but still want to donate? Great! Drop off your donations at the Circulation Desk.  

Questions? Contact the Circulation Desk at (630) 829-6050 or



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5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
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