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Loan Periods and Fines
Both academic and community patrons are eligible to borrow K-State Libraries’ materials.
|Patron Type||Loan Period||Renewable|
|K-State undergraduates||30 days||11 times|
|K-State graduate students, staff and faculty||120 days||2 times|
|Kansas residents (with Community Patron Card)
||30 days||11 times
|Visiting faculty, researchers, and scholars||30 days||11 times|
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 designated return areas.
Special material exceptions to the general loan periods include:
|Post-1960 bound periodicals||3 days||No|
|Maps||7 days||1 renewal|
|DVDs & videotapes||7 days||1 renewal|
|Leisure Collection materials||30 days||1 renewal|
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 sends to you.
Some materials accrue fines if you do not return them by the due date.
|Loan Type||Renewable?||Fine||Declared Lost after|
|3 day loan||No||$1 per day, $7 max||30 days overdue|
|7 day loan||Yes, one time||$1 per day, $7 max||30 days overdue|
|Leisure Reading||Yes, one time||No fines unless lost||30 days overdue|
|30 day loan||Yes, 11 times||No fines unless lost||30 days overdue|
|120 day loan||Yes, 2 times||No fines unless lost||30 days overdue|
|Interlibrary Loan||Check band for restrictions||No fines unless lost|
|Reserves: 2 hour loan||No||$2 per hour, $36 max||24 hours overdue|
|Reserves: all other loans||No||$5 per day, $35 max||7 days overdue|
You may pay fines by cash or check at any library service desk or by credit or debit card at the Library Help desk on the second floor of Hale Library. You may also pay online through your My Library Account. Checks made out to K-State Libraries can be mailed to:
222 Hale Library
1100 Mid Campus Drive
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506
If you have lost materials you’ve borrowed, please contact us at (785) 532-3014 so that we can help. We cannot refund lost-book fees after 6 months have elapsed since the fees have been paid.