Food for Fines


The Yorba Linda Public Library’s Food for Fines program runs from November 1 – December 18, 2021. You can donate online or bring canned goods into the library. The Virtual Food Drive program, run through the Community Action Partnership of Orange County Food Bank, allows you to donate food without the work of bringing in canned goods to the library.


Donate Canned Food



Check Account
Check your library account to view your fines.



Collect Canned Food
Collect unexpired, non-damaged, non-perishable canned goods.
2 cans = $1 waived



Fines Waived
Bring cans to the Accounts Desk for fines to be waived.



Check Account
Check your library account to view your fines.



Donate to Virtual Food Drive
Make a donation online to our Virtual Food Drive.
$10 donation = $40 waived
$20 donation = $41+ waived



Print Receipt
Print your receipt for proof of donation.



Fines Waived
Bring receipt to the Accounts Desk for fines to be waived.


Food for Fines Terms and Conditions

Canned Food Drive
The Yorba Linda Public Library will waive $1.00 in overdue fines for 2 cans of non-perishable food, up to $10.00 per account.

Virtual Food Drive
A $10.00 donation through the Virtual Food Drive will allow you a waiver of up to $40.00 in library fines. A $20.00 donation through the virtual food drive will allow you a waiver of $41.00+ in library fines.

1. Fines waived on the account must have already been assessed. This means if you still have overdue items on your account accruing new fines, those will not be included in the waiver. All overdue items must be returned and checked-in for all the fines to be waived.
2. For your fines to be waived, you must show proof of receipt from the food bank. Bring this receipt, either printed or on your phone, into the library with your library card. A clerk at the Accounts Desk will waive the fines on your account.
3. We will return your receipt to you once a clerk has initialed and dated it. Receipts may only be used once, for one account only. Receipts are non-transferable and non-reusable.
4. If your donation is more than the fines on your account, no credit will be issued for the extra.
5. The Food for Fines program may only be applied to overdue fines. We will not waive fines related to damaged items, lost items, or collections accounts.
6. If you do not have any fines on your account but would still like to donate to a good cause, please click here. All donations are greatly appreciated. You do not have to bring a receipt to the library if you do not have any fines on your account.
7. No receipts accepted after end date of the program. Program ends Saturday, December 18, 2021.


Food for Fines program is subject to change without notice.