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Abington Library

Circulation Services

Phone: 501.882.8976
Email: circ@asub.edu

Abington Library provides a suitable environment for obtaining information, reading and studying. In order for patrons to accomplish this, the following stipulations apply:

  • Drinks are permitted provided that they are in spillproof containers and prepackaged snack foods are allowed
  • All tobacco products are prohibited
  • Please place your cell phone ringtone on silent or vibrate
  • Please keep conversation levels whether it is cell phone or group interaction at a minimum and your voices lowered

Inquiries may be made regarding patron account via the library catalog by clicking on My Account, then entering patron ID card number and six digit birth date. Following are the standards regarding items available for checkout:


Type of Materials Loan Period Renewal Limit Overdue Fine Max Fine
Audio Books Two Weeks One Two $1.00 **$10.00
Audio Visual Materials Five Days One Two $1.00 **$10.00
Circulating Books Four Weeks One Ten* $0.25 **$10.00
Computer Software Two Weeks One Two $1.00 **$10.00
Pamphlets Two Weeks One Five $0.25 **$10.00


* Non-students are limited to four books.
**Amount not to exceed the value of the material.

Faculty members place materials on reserve for their students. Inquire at the Reference or Circulation Desks for more information.

Encyclopedias, Magazines/Periodicals, Microfilm, Microfiche, Newspapers, Reference Books, and Reserve materials may not be checked out. However, a photocopier is available for use at $0.10 per page.

Damaged or lost materials must be paid for at current replacement cost or any incurred fines, whichever amount is greater, and a processing fee of $5.00 per item. If exact replacement cannot be found the following minimum charges apply:


Damaged/Lost Materials Minimum Charge
Audio Books Cost To Be Determined Per Item
Cassette/CD/Record $15.00
Circulating Books Cost To Be Determined Per Item
Computer software Cost To Be Determined Per Item
Pamphlets $5.00
VHS/DVD Cost to Be Determined Per Item


Materials that are damaged or vandalized, but to be retained in the library collection, may be charged a fee ranging from $1.00 to 50% of replacement cost. Charges for replacement of lost or damaged materials will be refunded, if said materials are returned to the library within one month of payment. Fines and processing fees are non-refundable. Items lost that were purchased as part of a set, and that can only be replaced by purchasing the set, must be paid for at the price of the set.