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Check Out and Renew Library Books

Check Out and Renew Library Books


Information about checking out library books, including how many items can be checked, borrowing time, overdue fines, and renewal

How to Check Out Library Items

The Don C. Locke Library is building #6 on our campus map. The library hours are listed at Don C. Locke Library.

You must have your A-B Tech student ID card (or employee ID card) with you in order to check anything out of the library. 

Item Limit and Check Out Length

For curriculum students, faculty, and staff:

Media Type Limit Check Out Length Renewals

General Collection Books

No limit

Two-week check out

One renewal

Feature Films

Two DVDs

One-week check out

No renewal

Audio Books

Two audio books

One-week check out

One renewal


Three magazines

(except current issues)

One-week check out

No renewal

Reserve Items


Check-out period

set by instructor

No renewal

Continuing Education Students and Community Patrons

Students in a Continuing Education program and community patrons are limited to five general collection books for two weeks.

Overdue Fines

Media Type Overdue Fine Amount


$0.25 per day


$0.50 per day


$1.00 per day

Reserve Materials

Fines vary depending on loan period


Overdue fines should be paid directly to the Library, not the Business Office. The Library can be reached by phone at (828) 398-7301.


You can renew books at the circulation desk in the library or online through the library catalog. You don't have to bring your books with you to renew them in person.

To renew books online, go to abtech.edu/library. On the "Library" page, click "Renew Items," and follow the directions on this page to renew your items online.

If an item is already overdue, you won't be able to renew it online. Also, you can renew books and audio books one time if there are no hold requests. All other library materials are not renewable.


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