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Returning Items & Transferring Items from Card to Card link

Austin Public Library materials can be returned to any Austin Public Library location. APL materials will be checked in at the return location. Book drops are open after hours and during holiday closures. The Central Library and the Milwood Branch have automated Intelligent Return machines that immediately check in items returned.

APL materials may also be mailed to our Customer Service Office.

Austin Public Library Customer Service Office
PO BOX 2287
Austin, TX 78768-2287

In order for Austin Public Library materials to be transferred from one account to another, the items must be presented in person to staff and checked in. If there aren't any holds on the items, they can be checked out by the returning party.