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How do I get a library card?

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An Arlington Public Library card is free to residents of Arlington, Mansfield, Kennedale, and Pantego. Paid card options are available for non-residents.

Information on acquiring a library card can be found here - http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/library-card

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How do I renew my library card?

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Library cards must be renewed every year in person or online. You may renew in-person at any branch by presenting a government-issued ID that has a photo and recent proof of your current address.

To renew online please fill out this form 

You can find more account information here https://arlingtonlibrary.org/help/account-help.

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Does the library have eBooks?

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The Library offers eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines through our partnerships with Libby and Hoopla. You can find links to these applications and more here: https://arlingtonlibrary.org/virtual-library

The only requirement is to have a library card in good standing and access to a computer, tablet, ereader, or smartphone!

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Can I renew my books online?

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Yes! You can absolutely renew your books online. You can renew items up to three times, however you will not be able to renew if another person has placed a hold on the title.

1) Go to www.arlingtonlibrary.org

2) Click on 'Help' in the Menu and go to 'My Account.'

3) Enter in your library barcode and pin/password.

4) After you are logged in, click on ‘Items Out’ on the right-hand side of the webpage. From there, you can select which items you would like to renew.

 

Did you know that the Arlington Public Library has turned on automatic renewals? For more information, follow this link ; https://arlingtonlibrary.org/help/account-help?qt-guide=3#qt-guide

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What are the library's overdue charges?

As of October 1, 2022, the Arlington Public Library is fine free. Patrons will no longer be charged for returning APL items past their due date.

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Do I need to have a library card to use the computer?

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You do not need a library card to use our public computers. If you do not qualify for a library card, you can use our computers by purchasing a computer guest pass for $1 per session.

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Do you have copy machines or a scanner?

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All locations have copy machines and scanners. The machines offer the following services:

  • Black and white copies,15 cents per page
  • Color copies, 50 cents per page
  • Digital scans, 5 cents per page. Scans may be emailed or saved to a thumb drive.
  • Domestic faxes, $1 per page. The library does not offer international faxing.

Payment can be made with cash, credit card, or AAM accounts. 

Other features of the new machines include duplexed or double-sided copies, stapling, and batch printing. Duplexed copies are charged for each side, so a double-sided print is 30 cents total for black and white or $1 total for color.

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I forgot my password or PIN. Can you send it to me?

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The library does not have access to your saved passwords or PINs. If you have an email attached to your account and know your library barcode, you can reset your password online. Otherwise, please come to one of our locations with your photo ID to reset it.

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Does the library have free Wi-Fi?

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Yes, you can use the library Wi-Fi from any of our library locations. The following information may assist you with connecting:

Network Name or (SSID): LIB_ONLINE

Network Mode: Infrastructure

IP or Network Settings: DHCP enabled or Obtain an IP address automatically

WEP: Disabled

DNS: Obtain DNS address automatically

Gateway: No default gateway set—your card should detect it automatically

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How do I request that you get something from another library if you don't have it?

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Our interlibrary loan program can search a multi-state area for a title that you are interested in. To begin this process, you will complete an Interlibrary Loan form and pay a $2 fee. You cannot request digital materials or materials less than six months old.

For more information: https://arlingtonlibrary.org/library-policies?qt-guide=8#qt-guide

 

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How do I request that the library purchase a new book?

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We love to hear your suggestions!

Please fill out this form - https://arlingtonlibrary.org/suggest-an-item. The request will go to our Collection Development team.

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How do I volunteer at the library?

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The library has many opportunities for you to volunteer and make a difference. To get started, fill out an interest form here: https://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/about/volunteer

We only accept community service volunteers through the Arlington Municipal Teen Court program. We are unable to accept or authorize any other court-ordered community service volunteers at this time

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How do I pay fees online?

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How to Pay Fees Online

  1. Log into your library account.
  2. Click Fines & Fees on the left-hand side.
  3. Select the fines and fees to be paid. Click "Pay Fines Now" icon.
  4. Enter your credit card information and submit payment. You will receive confirmation on screen and by email.
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What computer classes do you offer?

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The Arlington Public Library offers a number of computer classes at multiple locations. You can register for classes online or by calling 817-459-6900.

If the classes are full or at a time when you cannot attend, we offer many other ways to learn online. More information can be found here: http://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/computer-training.

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I've lost a book and need to know what to do.

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We recommend you renew the book for up to three renewals if you think there is a chance it will turn up. If the item is lost, there will be a charge for the item's replacement fee. Contact the library for the exact cost: https://arlingtonlibrary.org/contact

You can also replace the lost item with a new copy of the same title (same ISBN and edition) and a copy of your receipt.

If the item is located within six months, you may return it for a refund.

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What is auto-renewal?

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We are making it easier for you to get your items back on time with auto renewal! Your items will renew automatically before they are overdue with certain limitations. Conditions that would prevent automatic renewals include:

  • if the item has a wait list;
  • if the item has already been given the maximum amount of renewals;
  • you have exceeded the material type loan limit (Mansfield and Kennedale items may have different limits);
  • you have a balance of $25 or more;
  • your account has expired;
  • or your account has some other block preventing checkout.
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I've lost my library card number - can you send it to me?

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We can help! Contact us by phone at 817-459-6900 or online here: https://www.arlingtonlibrary.org/contact 

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How do I register to vote?

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You can pick up a voter registration form at any Arlington Public Library. 

Texas residents can find more information on registering to vote here: http://www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/.

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I can't pick up my hold in time - what can I do to get my item?

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Please contact us via phone, email, or chat, and we are happy to help extend the hold time (if possible), cancel your request, or make a new hold! https://arlingtonlibrary.org/contact

Did you know that you can cancel or suspend your holds by logging into your account and clicking on your Requests? This is very handy when you know you are going to be out of town. Just suspend your hold and then reinstate it when you get back. You will not lose your place on the holds list!

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Do you have classes for HSE preparation?

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The Arlington Public Library offers HSE preparation classes that provide instruction to prepare for the GED exam. As a member of the Tarrant County Adult Education and Literacy Consortium, we are able to provide free teacher-led, in-person classes and utilize test preparation software to prepare students for each section of the test. To see how to enroll, please visit: https://arlingtonlibrary.org/adult-education.

You can also call 817-402-7555.

 

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