Salt Lake County Library patrons can return overdue library materials without a fine if they bring the materials plus a non-perishable food item to their local county library branch on Feb. 8.

The food will be donated to the needy. No homemade or home-canned food will be accepted.Also on Feb. 8, the county system will discontinue the one-day grace period it has been allowing on overdue items.

Scott Russell, library system marketing manager, said the policy has confused customers.