Loan Periods and Fines

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

Loan Periods

Patron Type

Loan Period

Renewable

K-State undergraduates

30 days

11 times

K-State graduate students and staff

120 days

2 times

K-State faculty

6 months

Automatically once

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.

Exceptions

Special material exceptions to the general loan periods include:

Materials

Loan Period

Renewable

Post-2005 journals

7 days

No

Maps

30 days

1 renewal

DVDs & videotapes

30 days

1 renewal

Leisure Collection materials

30 days

1 renewal

 

 

 

Interlibrary Loans

This will vary according to the lending library

Contact Interlibrary Loan

 

 

 

Fines

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. 

Loan Type

Renewable

Fine

Declared Lost after

7 day loan

No

$1 per day, $7 max

14 days overdue

Leisure Reading

Yes, one time

No fines unless lost

14 days overdue

30 day loan

Yes, 11 times

No fines unless lost

14 days overdue

120 day loan

Yes, 2 times

No fines unless lost

14 days overdue

6 months loan

Yes, 1 automatic 

No fines unless lost

14 days overdue

Interlibrary Loan

Check band for restrictions

No fines unless lost

14 days overdue

Reserves: 2 hour loan

No

$2 per hour, $200 max

14 days overdue

Reserves: 4 hour loan

No

$2 per hour, $54 max

14 days overdue

Reserves: 1-7 day loans

No

$5 per day, $70 max

14 days overdue

Recall placed by library staff

No

$5 per day, $25 max

14 days overdue

       

Paying fines

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:             

Access Services
222 Hale Library
1117 Mid-Campus Drive North
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.

Last updated: 08/21/2015