Check Out

Who Can Borrow?

Both academic and community patrons are eligible to borrow K-State Libraries’ materials. While there are some exceptions with special materials, generally:

Patron Type Loan Period Renewable
K-State undergraduates 30 days 11 times
K-State honor students, graduate students and staff 120 days 2 times
K-State faculty 6 months Automatically once
Kansas residents & current alumni
(with Community Patron Card)
30 days 11 times
Visiting faculty, researchers, and scholars 30 days 11 times

Please return borrowed material to designated return areas.

Where to Check Out

Each of K-State Libraries' locations have a service desk staffed with friendly librarians or students who will help you check out library materials. Simply present your K-State ID or Community Patron Library Card and the materials you would like to borrow.

Alternatively, if you are in Hale Library, you may check out materials yourself using the self-check-out stations. To use these check-out stations, simply swipe your ID or Library Card to access your account, then scan the barcode on the material you’d like to borrow. 


In some cases, you may be fined for not returning library materials by the due date. Additionally, borrowers are responsible for all lost or damaged materials. More information about fines and how to pay them can be found on the Loan Periods page. 

Renewing Books

You may renew books in person at a service desk and online in your My Library Account. If your office or lab is on campus, consider the Renew It program. Please return borrowed material to the designated return areas.

Renewals are not possible if:

  • Renewal limit is reached (see above for more information)
  • Patron’s account is blocked due to lost materials
  • Item is a reserve item or is a journal/periodical
  • Item has been requested for Reserves

Once you have reached your renewal limit, items must be seen by library staff.  This is to allow for accounting purposes and to check for preservation or repair.  You must return items to the library, or contact us via Renew It and library staff will visit you in your on campus office or lab.

Last updated: 07/27/2015