What do I do if the Library doesn't own an item I want?

Choose from the options below to request a title we do not own.

  • Option 1: Make a Purchase Request online and we’ll work to acquire a copy of the requested title. Once purchased, you will be placed on the reserve list and notified when it is available for pickup.
  • Option 2: For materials released more than a year ago, you may request the item(s) through Interlibrary Loan to borrow the item/s from a library outside of Abilene. This generally takes 2 to 3 weeks to arrive.

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1. What do I do if the Library doesn't own an item I want?
2. How do I get a library card?
3. Can I get a library card if I do not live in Abilene?
4. How old do I have to be to get a library card?
5. Why do I need an email on file with the library?
6. Why am I not receiving my email notifications?
7. What's a PIN and how do I get one?
8. How long does my library card last and how do I renew it?
9. How long can I keep an item?
10. What are your late fees?
11. How and where do I pay my library fees?
12. I've lost a book. What do I do?
13. I've returned a book that still appears on my account. What do I do?
14. Can I checkout books if I don't have my library card with me?
15. Can I return books to any location?
16. Can I return books after the library closes?
17. How do I renew library materials?
18. Why can I not renew certain library items?
19. How many items can I checkout?
20. How do I request an item or place a hold?