Over 50,000 volumes including best selling fiction and non-fiction.
Patrons may check out six DVDs for two weeks.
If the library doesn’t own the book or movie a patron wants, it can be borrowed it from another library at no charge.
More than 300 books from North Central Kansas Libraries are exchanged every two months.
There is a drop box in front of the library for after-hours returns.
Books are delivered to residents at local retirement homes on a monthly or bi-monthly basis.
Contactless locker pick up 24/7. Pick up your library books when it is convenient for you, even after hours.
When reserving a book online, just select lockers as the pick up location. When you have been notified that it's ready for pick up, just scan your library card (or enter your card number) to open the locker.
Free Wi-Fi service is accessible 24/7. Patrons may use their own devices inside during library hours, or outside the library when the building is closed.
Computers are available for use during regular business hours. Please limit your time to 30 minutes.
The library charges $0.25 per page for black and white copies and $0.50 per page for Color. Items may be scanned to email for free. Wireless printing is also available.
The cost is $1.00 a page for sending & receiving faxes
Books on CD and Playaways are offered at the library.
There is a Notary on staff in the Tech Department to assist those needing a notary.
These portable devices allow you to connect your smartphone, tablet, or laptop to the Internet from just about anywhere. Stop by the Teen & Technology Department on the 3rd floor for more information.
Regular Story Times are held in the Children's Department. Check our calendar for schedule.
Summer reading is offered for all ages.
Various programs are offered throughout the year. Our most popular program is Brown Bag Special Documentaries.
Children's Programs are held throughout the year for all age groups.
Meeting Rooms are available for community use. Please see Meeting Rooms page for more information.
Gaming computers are available on the 3rd floor in the Teens and Technology Department
A Kansas library card allows patrons access to eBooks & numerous databases
Located on the 2nd Floor, Browse our collection of Kansas Books
Talking Books are available through the State Library for the visually impaired. We can help you submit your application for this free service.
Students may have tests proctored at the library. Please email Jordyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrons may take home a jigsaw puzzle free of charge, and leave puzzles for others to use.
eBooks are available through the Sunflower eLibrary and Hoopla with an APL Library Card and through the State Library of Kansas with a Kansas Library Card (available at APL)
Sunflower eLibrary has both audio and e-books
To Sign in, select Abilene Public Library, and enter your APL card number.
State of Kansas Library has several different apps.
You will need a State of Kansas Library card number (available at APL).
KSL Number: ex 999999
AND password (your birthday mm/dd/yyyy): ex 01/01/2020.
Click on DIGITAL BOOK eLENDING. There you will see several different apps for either eAudiobooks or eBooks. Each one is a little different and has instructions for use. When you click on the instructions, you will learn if the app is compatible with your device.
Visit the APL Catalog
Enter your search in the top search bar.
To access your account, log in with your library card number and the password: userpass. You will then be prompted to create your own password.
Go to hooladigital.com or download the app to your device. To get started, create an account with your email address and create a password. Choose Abilene Public Library and enter your library card number. Library patrons may check out 6 titles a month. No waiting!