Using the Library

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Hoopla Borrow free music, movies, and audiobooks with your library card! With Hoopla you can download or stream directly to your home computer, tablet, or cell phone. No software to install, no holds list, no late fine…no waiting. Get started here To check out an item, you can browse the categories, or do a search …

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Kindle eReaders

The Appomattox Regional Library System is happy to announce that we now offer the chance for our patrons to experience the Kindle eReader. The library now owns 10 Kindles that it will lend out to ARLS patrons. Each Kindle is pre-loaded with a collection of eBooks; a complete book list for each Kindle can be …

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Search Catalog

How to Perform a Basic Search Locate the “Search” box in the right-hand column. Enter the subject, title, or author for which you wish to search. Click “Catalog.” Or, click here to go directly to the catalog, and enter your search term there. How to Perform an Advanced Search Locate the “Search” box in the …

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My Account

Patrons must have an active library card and 4-digit PIN to log into an account. Please visit us in person or call 804-458-6329 for assistance. How to Log Into Your Patron Account Click here to login to your account or, from the Catalog, click “Log on” in the upper right-hand corner. Enter your Library ID …

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Get a Library Card

Getting a library card is quick & easy Visit your local library branch to get started. What you will need Government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport If your current address is different from the address on your photo ID, you will also need to bring proof of current address, such …

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Renew Items

Jump to Renew an Item Online Renew an Item by Phone How to Renew an Item Online Log on to the Catalog. See My Account if you need help logging in. At the top right of the screen, click your name. Click “Account Activity.” Locate the title(s) of the item(s) you wish to renew. Click …

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Request an Item

How to Request an Item You must have an active library card and 4-digit PIN. Search the catalog for the item you wish to request. See Search Catalog for help with this step. When you have located the item you wish to place on hold, click “Place Hold.” A dialog box will appear asking you …

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Borrowing Materials

Borrow books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, graphic novels, magazines, & more! All circulating library materials have the same loan conditions: 2 week loan Up to 5 renewals*, if not on request by another patron Late items are charged $.10 per day per item, not to exceed $4.00 Accounts owing more than $5.00 will have library …

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Interlibrary Loan

What is Interlibrary Loan?Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a transaction in which items are borrowed from other libraries in Virginia and throughout the United States. The purpose of interlibrary loan is to obtain materials (on behalf of patrons) that are not owned by Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) or available through Petersburg Public Library System (PPLS). …

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Zinio

Full digital copies of your favorite magazines. View magazines on your computer or mobile device. Unlimited access to our entire collection.

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