Using the Library

Loan Policy

Loan Periods & Overdue Fines for Abington owned items.  Owning library fines and loan periods apply for items from other libraries.

ITEM DAILY FINE MAX. FINE LOAN PERIOD LIMIT/CARD RENEWALS HOLDS
Book $ 0.00 0.00 3 weeks none 3 yes
New Book $ 0.00 0.00 2 weeks none 1 yes
Magazines $ 0.00 0.00 2 weeks none 2 yes
Juv. Magazines $ 0.00 0.00 3 weeks none 3 yes
Juv. Book $ 0.00 0.00 3 weeks none 3 yes
Paperbacks $ 0.00 0.00 3 weeks none 3 yes
DVD’s $ 0.00 0.00 2 weeks 5 1 yes
Juv. DVD's $ 0.00 0.00 2 weeks 5 1 yes
Rental Books $ 0.10 6.00 none none 0 no
Museum Passes $ 10.00 30.00 1 day 1 0 yes
Compact Discs $ 0.00 0.00 2 weeks 5 1 yes
AudioBooks-CD(AD, YA,Ch) $ 0.00 0.00 3 weeks 5 2 yes
Equipment (value less than$100.00) $ 1.00 25.00 2 weeks 2 0 yes
*Equipment (value $100.00 or more) $ 5.00 50.00 2 weeks 1 0 yes

*Borrower must be 12 years of age or older and must present ID in addition to their library card.  A photocopy will be made of the ID.          
School ID, parent ID or a parental note will be accepted for ages 12 - 17. 

  1. The parent or guardian will sign a statement of financial responsibility for users under 12 years of age.       
  2. Users whose overdue fines exceed $15.00 will be blocked.       
  3. Users with 3 claims returned/claims never had or 6 over due items will be blocked.       
  4. Users with an item more than 45 days overdue will be blocked.       
  5. Upon providing proof of current residence, library users may apply for a borrowers card. This library card, if in good standing, may be used in certified libraries statewide. For further information please see http://www.abingtonpl.org/use_card.html.
  6. Patrons may borrow 1 item without their borrowers card, provided valid identification is shown.       
  7. Patrons who return items with missing and/or damaged parts will be charged a $5.00 processing fee per item if the item is repairable.  If not, the replacement cost of the item will be charged.       
  8. While there are no limits on the amount of books borrowed, limits may be imposed in a subject area when demand is high.           

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