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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, staff and faculty||120 days||2 times|
|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’d 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.
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 them to the library or contact us via Renew It and library staff will visit you in your on campus office or lab.