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Did you return your books late? Do you have overdue fines?

Don't pay it back. Pay it forward!

Pay off your Mount Library overdue fines by donating to the Students' Union Wellness Pantry.

 

  • Receive $3.00/each for most non-perishable foods and personal care items.
  • Receive $5.00/each for items in high demand.

High-Demand Items:

Personal Care:

  • Menstrual products such as tampons or pads (regular size box)
  • Deodorant (regular size, not travel size)
  • Toothpaste (regular size, not travel size)
  • Toothbrushes (pack of 2+ = $5; single brush = $3)
  • Body wash (regular size bottle)
  • Shampoo (regular size bottle)
  • Conditioner (regular size bottle)
  • Lip balm (pack of 2+ - $5, single item = $3)
  • Kleenex (2+ boxes or multi-pack of travel size = $5, single box = $3)
  • Laundry detergent (regular size jug or box)
  • Dish detergent (regular size bottle)

Food:

  • Dry pasta (boxes/bags of 300-500g +)
  • Dry rice (regular size boxes/bags = $5, single meal size = $3)
  • Dry cereal (regular size or a pack of travel size)
  • Dry oatmeal (regular size bag, or box of single-serving pouches)
  • Lentils, dried or canned
  • Beans, dried or canned
  • Nuts (regular size can or bag)
  • Condiments (regular size bottles of ketchup, mustard, relish, hot sauce, etc.)
  • Spreads (regular size jars of peanut butter, jam, etc.)
  • Boxes of granola bars & other similar lunch snacks
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit (multi-packs or large individual cans)
  • Tea (regular size tin or box of bags)
  • Coffee (regular size jar of instant)
  • Hot chocolate (regular size can)
  • Cough drops (one roll = $3, pack of rolls = $5)
  • Dry spices (regular size bags or bottles)
  • Cooking oil (regular size bottle)
  • Bread (regular size bag – must not be squished or stale!!)
  • Gluten-free specialty items for people with celiac disease / wheat allergy

Rules & Eligibility:

Eligible fines:

  • Wellness Pantry fine reductions can be applied against MSVU overdue fines only. 
  • There is no upper limit on donations or fine reductions; we will waive any amount owing.
  • Charges for lost books or lost equipment (computers, tablets, etc.) are not eligible for this program.
  • Fines from other universities are not eligible for this program (except during annual Novanet-wide "Food For Fines" campaign periods).

Eligible donations:

  • Most non-perishable food and personal care items merit a fine waive of $3/each.
  • Packages and containers should be of regular grocery store size or larger.
  • For mini-packs, sample-packs, snack-packs, and multi-packs, Library staff will estimate the value and waive fines accordingly. 
  • High-demand items merit a fine waive of $5/each. Again, packages and containers must be of regular grocery store size or larger in order to qualify for the high-demand bonus.

Procedure:

Library staff will tally the number of items donated, the value of the fine reduction, and make note of it in our computer system. The patron's account will then be credited.

Cash donations:

The Library welcomes cash donations to the Wellness Pantry. Just ask a staff person.

Questions?

Contact Corinne Gilroy, Manager of Access Services, at corinne.gilroy@msvu.ca or 902-457-6204.