Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a library card?

  • Come into your local branch and fill out a New Patron registration form.
  • Bring proof of your current address.
  • Parents or guardians must sign and accept responsibility for children under 18.

Where can I use my library card?

  • Your library card is good at any of the 4 branch locations in Doniphan County.
  • Your card is also good at 53 other Northeast Kansas libraries including Hiawatha and Atchison.

Loan Guidelines

  • Books – unlimited per card
  • Audio Books – unlimited per card
  • DVDs – limit 5 per card (1 new release per card)
  • Portable Hotspot – limit 1 per card
  • Laptop – limit 1 per card
  • Magazines – unlimited per card
  • Video Games – limit 5 per card

How long can I keep my materials?

  • Books – 3 weeks
  • Audio Books – 3 weeks
  • DVDs – 1 week
  • Portable Hotspot – 3 days (Fines will accrue daily if late)
  • Laptop – 3 days (Fines will accrue daily if late)
  • Magazines – 3 days : Current issue, 3 weeks back issue
  • Video Games – 1 week

Where can I return my materials?

Materials can be returned to any of the 4 branches or any of the libraries in the Northeast Kansas Library System.

All 4 Library District 1 branches have drop box out side for after hours returns. 

Patrons are financially responsible for all materials checked out and they should be returned in a timely manner.  If you lose or damage borrowed material you will be billed for the replacement cost.