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How to Get a Library Card

  • Library cards are free to all Kansas residents.
  • Stop by the Circulation Counter for a short application (available in English or Spanish)
  • Show proof of current address and photo identification (or parent's ID if child is under 14-years-old).
  • Anyone age 14 and under will also need the signature of a parent or guardian.
  • An annual fee is charged to out-of-state residents unless they show proof of property ownership in Crawford County.
  • New patrons are limited to four items on the first checkout.
  • Patrons can access their accounts online. Pin numbers are issued at the circulation counter.

Standard Checkout Policies

  • Books, audio books, magazines, music CDs, and movies are checked out for two weeks and may be renewed twice if there are no holds on the item.
  • Materials may be renewed over the phone.
  • Interlibrary loan items are limited to four per person. These items usually check out for two weeks.

Overdue, Lost, or Damaged Items

  • Overdue fees are 10 cents a day, per item, for library materials, with a $3 maximum.
  • For your convenience, all items have a 3-day grace period. Patrons are required to pay fees calculated from the due date for items not returned during the grace period.
  • If materials are not returned within four weeks after the due date, the item is considered lost and a bill for the replacement cost of materials is sent to the patron. The Library utilizes the services of a collection agency to help resolve accounts with balances over $25.
  • Damage to materials beyond reasonable wear will be charged to the patron.
  • A patron’s borrowing privileges may be limited if fees are owed to Pittsburg Public Library.