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Library Cards, Fines & Fees
Individuals must be 5 years or older and be able to provide proof of Texas residency in order to apply for an Allen Public Library card. A valid photo ID with current address is required at the time of application and children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign for them. Renewals can be made online or by calling the library at 214.509.4907.

Past Due
Past due library patron accounts with $25 balances or greater will be turned over to a collection agency, Unique Management Services. Balances include overdue library materials and outstanding fines. Unique Management will assess a $10 late/processing fee and will report debtors to credit bureaus if necessary.

Loan Periods:
 All items 3 weeks + 1 renewal 

 Overdue books and audio books  $.25 daily per item
 Overdue DVDs, Blu-rays, and Music CDs  $1 daily per item
 Lost or damaged barcodes or RFID tags  $3
 Lost or damaged audio or video cases  $5 each
 Lost items Replacement cost plus  $5 processing fee
 Repairable damage per item  $5
 Maximum fine on children's items  $5 per item
 Maximum fine on all other items  $10 per item
 Library card replacement  $2

Need Email Alerts for Due Dates, Holds or Overdue Notices?
Call the Circulation Department 214.509.4907 and sign up for email from the library or register with ELF (a third-party web service).

Please Note
Elf is a third-party web service. Allen Public Library cannot provide technical assistance regarding Elf, and makes no guarantees as to the accuracy of Elf's information or services. Likewise, we cannot guarantee the security or privacy of information you submit to Elf.

Contact Information
Allen Public Library
Staff Directory
300 N. Allen Drive
Allen, Texas 75013

Phone: 214.509.4900
Fax: 469.342.6672

Mon - Thur - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri - Sat - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun - 1 to 5 p.m.

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