It may not be the end of overdue books, but the expanded online services at the Austin Public Library make it easy to avoid those pesky late fees with online renewal. All it takes is a photo I.D., a library card, and an e-mail address to establish a Web Catalog account with a personal identification number at any Austin Library circulation desk. Patrons can then review their library records, see what materials they currently have checked out, reserve materials, and best of all, renew materials. The Web site also includes a complete catalog of the library's holdings so you can check which branch has the material you're looking for.
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