Checking Out Items & Limits link
A valid Austin Public Library Card is required to borrow materials. The actual Library Card, or a valid/acceptable photo ID, must be presented in order to check out physical materials.
Library materials may not be checked out to an account if:
- there are unpaid fees totaling $25 or more
- the account has been referred to a collection agency
- the account is expired
Please note that if the automated system is down for any reason, the Library Card must be presented in order to check out while the system is down.
Physical materials: Resident and paid Non-Resident Library Cards can have a maximum of 50 items checked out at one time. APL TexShare Cards can have a maximum of 10 items checked out at one time. APL eCards are not able to check out physical materials.
Virtual Library: Access is available to Resident and paid Non-Resident Library Card and eCard types. Borrowing limit varies by platform.