I've lost a book. What do I do?

Contact library staff to assist you further. We may look towards renewing the item to provide you with additional time to locate it. If needing to pay for a lost/damaged item, you will be charged for the price of the item and a non-refundable processing fee.

If you have paid for a lost item, and locate it at a later time, bring it back to the library with your receipt and library staff will provide you with a refund (minus the non-refundable processing fee). Refunds are not available for damaged materials.

University Items

If you have lost an item belonging to Abilene Christian, Hardin-Simmons, or McMurry University libraries, you will need to contact the university library the item belonged to in order to pay for these materials. The Abilene Public Library does not accept payment for lost/damaged university items since they do not belong to us.

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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?