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Library cards are free for City of Abilene residents, Active Duty Military, Military Retirees and Military Dependents with a valid and current DoD ID Card; $10.00 for all other Texas residents.

If you're currently a student or faculty at Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, or McMurry Universities, your school ID cards serve as library cards with all Abilene Public Library locations.

Simply fill out an application form, present a Photo ID & verification of your address, and staff can create your account in less than 5-minutes.

Online Registration
Complete an Online Library Card Registration and your account will be created within 1-2 business days. Then visit us to pickup your physical library card. You'll need to present your Photo ID and verification of address. Note: A parent/legal guardian must be present with minors when picking up library cards.

Please Note: If you're a current student or faculty member at ACU, HSU, or McM, your school ID will serve as your Abilene Public Library card.

Additionally, if registering for a non-resident library card, you must visit us to pick up your library card.  We will not mail out your initial library card, process the application, if the potential cardholder will not be visiting one of our three branch locations to pick up their Abilene Public Library card.

Apply In Person at Any Branch Location
Visit the Circulation Desk and staff will assist you in the registration process.  You'll be asked to complete a registration form and present your Photo ID and verification of your address. Minors will need a parent/legal guardian present.

Acceptable Forms of Verification of Address
  • Driver's License
  • Insurance (Car, Renter's Home, etc.)
  • Utility Bill
  • Lease Agreement
  • Official Mail
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202 Cedar St.
Abilene, TX 79601
PH: 325-677-2474

Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed
4310 Buffalo Gap Rd.
Abilene, TX 79606
PH: 325-698-7565

Mon, Tues, Thurs | 10AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 10AM to 6PM
Sundays | 1PM to 6PM
1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.
Abilene, TX 79603
PH: 325-437-7323

Mon, Tues, Thurs | 9AM to 9PM
Wed, Fri, Sat | 9AM to 6PM
Sundays | Closed


Questions: Email or Call Us at 325-677-2474