Borrowing

Anyone with a MCLINC library card or an Access PA library card can borrow most of our items.

People who live, work, or attend school in Abington Township or Rockledge Borough may get a library card at either the Abington Free Library or the Roslyn Library with full borrowing privileges.  

For more on how to get a library card, visit our Get a Library Card page.

Loan periods, limits, fines, and charges.

The Abington Township Public Library is Fine Free as of January 1, 2024.

Click here to learn more about what going Fine Free means. 

 

Renewals

Items can be renewed two times for the original loan period unless they are on reserve. Renew in the Library with or without the item, online, or over the phone. Patron must have a valid library card to renew. Renew online by logging into your account. Need help? Call the Information Desk at 215-885-5180, ext. 113.

 

Auto-Renewals

Abington Township Public Library will attempt to automatically renew eligible material from a MCLINC (Montgomery County Library Network Consortium) library that is checked out on your library card, three days before the due date. If successful, your loan period will be extended for an additional full loan period.

There are several ways to find out if an item was automatically renewed:  

  • If you receive email notices, you’ll get a courtesy notice emailed to you three days before the due date.
  • Via your online account.
  • By calling 215-885-5180 during operating hours.

An item will not be automatically renewed if:

  • Another library user has requested it.
  • Your account is, or soon will be, expired.
  • The item is a digital item, such as an eBook from Libby.
  • The item is an Interlibrary Loan from a library outside of MCLINC.
  • The item doesn't have renewals, e.g. museum passes, or books from the Lucky Day collection.

 

Holds

Depending on your preference, you will get an email, phone call, or text notification when the materials that you placed on hold are available for pickup. Please be sure to bring your library card or photo ID. You can change how the library communicates with you by contacting the Circulation Desk at 215-885-5180, ext. 110 or by changing your preferences in My Account.

When your holds are in, you can find them on the Holds Shelf located in the YA department. The materials are filed using the first three letters of your last name and the last four digits of your telephone number. You will need your library card or photo ID to check out your items.  

Items are kept on the Holds Shelf for five days before they’re returned to the shelf.  

 

Curbside Pickup is still available. 
Call the Circulation Desk to schedule your pick-up: 215-885-5180, ext. 110.