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How do I get a library card?

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An Arlington Public Library card is free. Information on acquiring a library card can be found here - ... read more

How do I renew my library card?

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Library cards must be renewed every two years 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 ... read more

Does the library have eBooks?

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The library offers eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines through our partnerships with Overdrive and Ebrary. You can find direct links to this content by searching by author or title through our online catalog records or explore this content here - The only requirement is to have a library card in good standing and access to a computer, tablet... read more

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

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

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 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 webpa... read more

What are the library's overdue charges?

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You will never be fined for checking out digital books! Materials classified as juvenile and young adult collection are exempt from overdue fines. Replacement cost is still applicable. All of our other overdue charges are 25 cents per day. For more information, including fines for damaged or lost items, click here: ... read more

Do you have copy machines or a scanner?

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Yes, all locations have copy machines and scanners. The machines offer the following services, Black and white copies at 15 cents per page Color copies at 50 cents per page Digital scans at 5 cents per page. Scans may be emailed or saved to a thumb drive. Domestic faxes at $1 per page. The library does not offer international faxing. At the East Library you may pay with cash, credit card, or AAM... read more

Does the library have free Wi-Fi?

2541 views   |   2   0   |   Last updated on Jun 09, 2021    Wi-Fi

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 ... read more

How do I find out what my password or PIN is to log into my account?

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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. ... read more

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 - The request will go to our Collection Development team. ... read more

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

2459 views   |   2   1   |   Last updated on Jun 09, 2021    Request Inter-library loan

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:   ... read more

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: 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 ... read more

How do I pay fines online?

2182 views   |   0   5   |   Last updated on Jun 09, 2021    Pay online Fines and fees

How to Pay Fines Online Log into your library account. Click Fines & Fees on the left-hand side. Select the fines and fees to be paid. Click "Pay Fines Now" icon. Enter your credit card information and submit payment. You will receive confirmation on screen and by email. ... read more

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... read more

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: You can also replace the lost item with a new copy of the same item (same ISBN and edition) and a copy of your receipt. If the item is located... read more

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: ... read more

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: ... read more

I've lost my library card number - can you send it to me?

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For security reasons, the library will need to cancel your old card and issue a new one. Please visit any library branch and present a government-issued ID that has a photo and recent proof of your current address.  ... read more

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

1974 views   |   3   2   |   Last updated on Jun 09, 2021    Holds pickup

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! As of August 1, 2019, the Arlington Public Library no longer charges a reshelving fee. If you cannot pick up your hold on time, you will not be charged. Did you know that you can cancel or suspend your holds by loggi... read more

Do you have classes where I can study to earn my GED?

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The Arlington Public Library provides GED classes through its literacy program, Arlington Reads. Our volunteers teach classes and tutor in various subjects. Students receive an account with an online GED program to study from any computer with internet access. There is a $25 yearly fee. Click here for more information on the GED and Literacy classes: read more

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