How and where do I pay my library fees?

Pay In Person

Library fees may be paid in person at any public library branch location. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or debit/credit card. You may also pay public library fees at any of the three private university libraries (Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, McMurry).

Please note, if paying fees for lost/damaged materials, these fees must be paid at the location the item originated from. The public library does not accept payment for university items, and university libraries do not accept payment for public library items if they're damaged or lost.

Pay Online

You may also pay your fees online with a valid debit/credit card by accessing your library account. Please note there is a convenience fee added to each payment for processing. Below are steps for paying online:

  1. Visit our Online Catalog and select the option for "My Account" and enter your 13-digit library card number and PIN.
  2. Once logged in, you will see your "Personal Information" listed first.  Look for the tab labeled "Fines" and select that option. You will then see a listing of your current fees.
  3. You may select to pay all of the charges on your account, or select the charges you would like to take care of if wanting to make a partial payment.
    • Please note, you will only be able to use this feature if you have at least $3 or more in fees.
  4. Once your selection is made, select the "Pay Pal" button at the bottom of your screen and you'll be taken to a secured site to pay your fees online.

Once paid, your account will be updated automatically in our system, but please feel free to retain your confirmation email if needed.

Show All Answers

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?