Your Abilene Public Library is excited to announce we now offer all library cardholders with the ability to pay your library fees online! Even better, it's as easy as 1-2-3.
View Our How-Two Video Below on Paying Library Fees Online
Most of us, at one time or another, may have run into the situation where we're online trying to checkout an eBook, renew materials, place a hold, etc., only to learn we're blocked due to a late fee. Aaaarrrggghhhh...and yes, it even happens to library staff. In the past, we would have to wait until our next visit to the library to take care of these charges, but now, you can do so online using PayPal.
Thanks to the work of staff at the Abilene Library Consortium, all library cardholders may take advantage of this service on any computer (or device) with access to the Internet. Here's how it works in a few easy steps.
- Visit the Library's Website at www.abilenetx.com/apl and click on the My Account link at the top of the screen.
- Click Review My Account in Blue and enter your 13-digit library card number and PIN. If you don't know your PIN, Contact Us and staff will assist you.
- Under My Account, click the option for Bills to view all charges on your account.
- Now pay an individual fee, or pay them all, by clicking on the buttons in Red.
- You'll be redirected to PayPal where you can sign on to your account to pay your library charges. If you don't have a PayPal account, pay as a guest by entering your billing information by hand.
- You're Done!!! A confirmation will be sent to you, your library record will be updated, and you're ready to go.
Please Note: If your charges are under the $3.00 limit that blocks your account, you won't be able to pay them online. If you try, you'll be prompted with a message indicating the charge is too small to pay using this feature. However, if you have several charges under $3.00, and the sum of them all is over $3.00, you can pay the entire amount at once by choosing the option at the end of your listed charges.
We'd also like to remind you to save your email confirmations of payments for your own records. Since the charges aren't paid in person at the Abilene Public Library, staff will be unable to write you a receipt for your payments.
That being said, try out this great new service at your Abilene Public Library, and take care of those late fees no matter where you are. If you're visiting the library, we'll still accept Cash or Check payments, but if all you have is a debit card, try using one of our library computers to make a quick payment then and there.