Library Today: Special Food-for-Fines Drive Starts Nov. 1

UST Libraries will host a special midyear Food-for-Fines drive in conjunction with the English Department’s Common Context "Hunger" theme. This semester’s food drive will be held from Tuesday, Nov. 1, to Friday, Dec. 23.

UST library patrons will have the opportunity to donate canned food in exchange for waived library fines: One can equals $2 in fines. Food will be accepted only for overdue fines, not for lost or damaged items.

Canned food may be brought to the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library or the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. All donations will be given to the Francis Basket Food Shelf.

In spring 2011 UST Libraries donated 811.5 pounds of food to the Franciscan Brothers of Peace.