Check Out and Renewing

Who Can Borrow?

Both academic and community patrons are eligible to borrow K-State Libraries’ materials including

Borrower Responsibilities

You are responsible for the material you borrow. Please pay attention to loan periods, due dates, and return policies.

Keeping your e-mail and postal mailing address up to date with K-State Libraries will help ensure you receive notices in a timely manner. Please read all notices the Libraries send to you.

Finally, familiarize yourself with K-State Libraries’ policies, and Ask a Librarian if you have questions.

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. 

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. Each item borrowed from the libraries’ has a maximum number of times it may be renewed. See the Loan Periods and Fines page 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: 03/10/2016