Library cards & Borrowing

How to get a library card

Adults must have proof of their current address by showing either a drivers's license, utility bill or rental agreement. Children must have a parent or guardian present with one of the above mentioned items.

For How Long Can I Borrow an Item?

Most books in the adult and children's collections may be borrowed for 28 days with one renewal. New adult fiction may be borrowed for 14 days.
Adult, young adult and juvenile books on tape may be borrowed for 28 days. Adult and juvenile music CDs may be borrowed for 7 days. All magazines may be borrowed for 7 days as well. All may be renewed once. Videos may be borrowed for 7 days and renewed once. Children with parental permission may borrow the videos housed in the children's area only. New videos may be borrowed for 3 days.

What is OPAC?

OPAC stands for Online Public Access Catalog - ie. the Library catalog.  It is the main finding tool for the modern collections of our libraries.  OPACs allow you can see what is available at the central library as well as what is available at each of the branches. You have the ability to place requests for items directly through the OPACs. Requests for items from the branches can also be taken at the front desk.

Can I Use Computers at the Library?

All ACPDL Locations have personal and Internet terminals available for use. You must reserve a time by signing-up a the front desk or utilizing the internet self-service terminal at the central library. Children under the age of 18, must have a parental permission on file at the front desk before children may use the Internet terminals. Adults must also have read and state they agree to abide by ACPDL's policy on Internet usage. All who register to use the Internet computers must read the Acceptable Use Policy and other information contained in the Cyber Notebook, given upon registration.