Welcome to Arkansas City Public Library!

Anyone can get a free library account. We offer two different types of cards–borrower & bookmobile.

Checking out physical materials in library
Checking out physical materials on bookmobile
Checking out digital materials (e-books, audiobooks)*
Computers & WiFi
Interlibrary Loan
*Only City residents have access to Libby/OverDrive.
We do not charge overdue fines on any of our materials; however, we do charge replacements costs + $5.00 processing fee for any damaged or lost items.
Bookmobile cardholders are not charged for damaged or lost bookmobile items.

We require different information for each card, and there are different borrowing rules for each.

Borrower’s Card
Photo ID & Proof of Address
Receives Physical Borrowing Card
Bookmobile Card
Name & Picture on File (& phone # for digital items)
Does Not Receive Physical Card

People under the age of 18 must have an adult present to get any library account. The adult is responsible for all items checked out on the minor’s card.

Borrowing Rules

Material TypeCheckout Period
Renewal Period
Overdue FineMax
Overdue Fine
Subject to
Replacement Fee
if Lost/Damaged
Playaway Tablets221$0.00$0.00
Toddler Totes111$0.00$0.00
New Items221$0.00$0.00
Bookmobile Items322$0.00$0.00
Each account is limited to 50 items total.
DVDs are limited to 5 per cardholder (must be present at checkout).
Bookmobile items are limited to 2 per cardholder.
Toddler Totes are limited to 1 per cardholder.

Lost Items

If a patron does not return an item within three (3) months, the item goes into lost status. At that time, the patron is charged the retail cost of the item plus a processing fee. If a patron has already paid for a lost item and then returns the item within 30 days, the cost of the item is refunded, less a processing fee. Refund checks for lost items are issued by ACPL on a biweekly basis.

Damaged Items

When a patron returns materials that are damaged beyond repair, they will be charged for the retail cost of the item plus a processing fee. Patrons may not purchase replacement copies for the library, as the library reserves the right to purchase an exact replacement.

Good Standing

A patron’s library account is considered “not in good standing” if there are any overdue items, lost/damaged items, or fines associated with the account and/or any associated account. If an account is not in good standing, access to digital borrowing will be suspended. Patrons may continue to check out and renew items if fines are $2.00 or less.