Quick Start Guide

Log in to your account to:

Log in to your account to:
  • See what you have checked out
  • Renew checked out items
  • Place holds
  • Freeze your holds while you’re on vacation or already have plenty to read
  • Save searches for your favorite authors and subjects. Sign up to receive email notification when we add titles that match your search
  • Keep track of your reading history
  • Rate and tag titles in the Library catalog
  • Confirm and update your contact information
  • Create, reset or receive a reminder for your PIN
  • Pay library fees (we don’t charge daily overdues)

Here’s How

  • From the Library home page
    or the catalog terminals in the branches, click My Account
  • Enter your library card number and PIN
  • You’re on your way!

Quick Tips

Quick Tips

Borrow — How many?

Most cardholders can check out up to 50 items at a time.
Of those:

  • 25 can be all media
  • 1 can be a Kindle Fire tablet, Museum Pass, Cake Pan, or Kill-A-Watt energy use meters
  • eBooks and eAudiobooks: varies by service
  • Freegal Music: 5 songs download per week unlimited streaming
  • hoopla: Up to 5 items each month.Video: 72 hours; Music: 7 days | Audiobooks: 21 days

Borrow — For how long?

  • All basic media like books and audiobooks: 3 weeks
  • Digital media: varies by service


  • All items may be renewed up to 6 times
  • Renew online at My Account, by phone or in person


Regardless of where you have checked out items, they can be returned to any ABQ-BernCo Library branch. One exception are the Museum passes, which should be returned to the original branch. Most locations have after-hours book drops for your convenience.


Place holds through the Library catalog. Requested items will be delivered to your branch for you.

eBooks, eAudiobooks, Digital Magazines, and Streaming Music

Services include OverDrive, 3M Cloud, hoopla, and Freegal Music. Find them all at the Library’s website on the Downloads page.