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Yes. The online catalog and databases are accessible remotely from any Internet-enabled computer or device. You will need your 13-digit library card number to access most databases; however, the AncestryPlus database is only accessible inside the library.
Contact the Abilene Public Library and staff will assist you. Some of the common reasons may be due to having a fine in excess of $3, an expired library card, or our system being temporarily down.
Yes. Both the Main Library and Mockingbird Branch offers access to meeting rooms at a rate of $10 per hour. These rooms are free for non-profits, however.
The South Branch Library also offers access to a meeting room at a rate of $50 for the first two hours with an optional $25 fee for use of advanced audio/visual equipment. This room is also free for non profits.
For more information, view our Meeting Room section on our Policies page.
Yes. We offer a wide range of programming and adults can take advantage of our book club and various workshops hosted over a variety of topics on a regular basis. View our Events Calendar to see the current program listings.
All locations offer access to:
We do not offer faxing services, but we may refer you to nearby businesses if requested.
Effective May 2020: We will no longer be accepting donations of materials until 2021 (time to be determined). Due to our closure during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale will not be conducted to relieve us of the items we’ve collected in 2020. As we will not have a place to store a second year’s worth of donations we are asking that you hang on to them for the future, or look at local agencies that may be able to benefit from your donation.
Yes. We accept donations at the Main Library, located at:202 Cedar StreetAbilene, TX 79601
Items may be dropped off inside the library, or you may do so by the double doors in the alley way (near the outside book drop). By ringing the doorbell, staff will help you unload your donations. This service is offered between 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays.
All locations are available to provide tours to school groups, organizations, clubs, etc. Contact the branch location of your choice and library staff will connect you with the proper employee to handle your request.
Branch phone numbers are as follows:
Yes. WiFi is available at all library branch locations during normal business hours.
Yes. Internet access is available at all library branch locations. You must have a valid library card to sign on. Guests/visitors may see library staff to inquire about signing on as a guest.
Yes. Librarians at each location may serve as proctors. This service is offered at no charge; however, we do ask that you contact the Abilene Public Library and speak with staff so we may acquire some information and answer your questions.
Although this service is free, charges may apply if requiring library staff to mail in a test. In this case, students will be responsible for mailing fees.