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Checkout Limits and Fees

How many items can I check out on my library card and how long can I borrow them?

Item Limit Number of days
Music CDs 20 21 days
Entertainment DVDs & Blu-rays 20 21 days
DVD Express *** 5 7 days
Non-fiction DVDs 20 21 days
Fiction and non-fiction books * 21 days
Audiobooks on CD * 21 days
Magazines * 7 days
Bestseller Express Books *** 5 14 days
Playaway Audiobooks * 21 days
Playaway Views 1 14 days
Book Group in a Bag 1 42 Days
Interlibrary Loan 10 varies
Speciality Items varies varies

Remember: Your card belongs to you. Don't share your card with others

* With your library card you can check out up to 99 items

** Customers with $10 in fees lose library privileges and their account is blocked

*** Express items can not be put on hold or renewed.


Returning to Book Drops

  • Save time and gas—Return your books, DVDs, music CDs and other library materials to the library’s book drops located throughout Shawnee County.
  • Materials returned to the library’s book drops are back-dated to the last date that book drop was emptied.

Book Drop Pickup Schedule


When are fees charged?

  • A replacement cost for an item is charged to an individual’s library account after the item is 50 days overdue.
  • Replacement fees will be charged for any item which is lost, stolen or damaged.

How do I pay fees?

Read How to Pay Fees for more information about fees. For specific questions about your library account, ask Library Staff at the Customer Service Desk or Bookmobile, call 785-580-4424 or use the online Ask a Librarian service.

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