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How can I get a library card?

KanShare library cards are free and available to anyone in the region.

The KanShare Libraries consortium provides access to a common online catalog. Library patrons will be able to borrow items from any library in the consortium. Those items can then be returned to any library in the consortium.

KanShare Libraries include:

  • Andover Public Library
  • Augusta Public Library
  • Bradford Memorial Library (El Dorado)
  • Derby Public Library*
  • Goddard Public Library*
  • Mulvane Public Library
  • Oaklawn Activity Center
  • Park City Public Library
  • Rose Hill Public Library

*Derby Public Library hosts pop-up libraries via the DPL BookBike. Goddard Public Library serves patrons through a bookmobile.

This consortium provides broader access to library services and materials to the residents of the areas served by its libraries.

Patrons who are 16 and older need to provide a photo ID that shows their current name and address. For patrons age 15 and younger, a parent, grandparent or legal guardian will need to be present and provide a photo ID that shows their current name and address. If your photo ID does not have your current address, please bring in a piece of mail such as a bill or statement that shows your name and current address.

Please bring your library card with you when you come to the library to check out materials.

What does your library card let you do?

  • Check out items such as books, audiobooks, DVDs, music CDs, magazines, video games, and specialty items such as hot spots, radon kits, and Discovery Passes.
  • Use a public PC up to 3 hours a day.
  • Use the library’s app to check your account, renew items, place items on hold, search the library catalog, scan a book’s bar code to see if it’s in the library collection.
  • Use the library catalog to see when items are due and renew them, search the catalog, put items on hold, request items via interlibrary loan, suggest purchase recommendations for the collection.
  • Check out digital items (e-books and e-audiobooks) from the Sunflower eLibrary and Hoopla.
  • Use the library's online databases.

To log in to the library catalog or any of the services below, your username login is your library card number with no spaces and your password is the last four digits of the phone number on your account.

Loan Periods, Checkout Limits, & Overdue Fine Information

Books (unlimited checkouts)3 weeks
Books on CD (limit of 10 per card)3 weeks
Music CDs (limit of 10 per card)1 week
DVDs (limit of 6 per card) 1 week
Video games (limit of 2 per card)1 week
Magazines (unlimited checkouts) 1 week
Playaways & Wonderbooks (limit of 6 per card)3 weeks




Items may be renewed twice unless they are on hold for another patron. Specialty items may not be renewed. Interlibrary loan periods are set by the lending library and may not be renewed.

Items can be renewed by logging in to the library catalog, using the library's app, or calling the library and speaking with a library staff member.

Grace Period & Overdue Fines
Items have a 4-day grade period before fines start accruing. A fee of $0.25 per items, per day will begin accruing on day 5, and continue until the item is returned, renewed, or the maximum of $5.00 is reached.

Specialty Items
Hot Spots, Radon Test Kits, & Discovery Pass

  • Limited to 1 checkout per family
  • 1 week checkout
  • No renewals
  • No grace period
  • Card holder must be 18 years old or older

There is no grace period for interlibrary loans or specialty items. Fines begin accuring immediately after the due date. A fee of $1.00 per item, per day will begin accruing the first day the item is overdue, and continue until the item is returned or the maximum of $10.00 is reached.


Patrons can receive email or text message notifications for the following:

  • Advance notice of items due
  • When items are due
  • When items are overdue
  • Holds

Patrons can add an email address or cell number to their account to receive email or text-message notifications from the library. Advance notices can be emailed or texted as a reminder for items coming due. Hold notifications will be emailed when a requested item is available for pick up. Overdue notices will be sent when an item is 1 day overdue and 25 days overdue.

Patrons without an email address or SMS number on file will receive overdue notices by mail and hold notifications by phone.

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Get a Temporary E-Card

If you don't have a library card and would like to use the library's digital resources, call the library and staff will set up an e-card for you. E-cards are valid for 30 days. Patrons with temporary e-cards can visit the library in person within 30 days to fill out a full library card application and maintain access to digital and print library resources. Please bring photo ID and proof of current address, such as a piece of mail, if your ID doesn't have your current address on it when applying for a library card.

How can I get a Kansas State Library e-card?

You can get a Kansas State Library e-card by coming into the Derby Library and asking the front desk staff to sign you up.

You must be a Kansas resident to get one. The e-card (we will give you a paper card with your number and login information) allows you to access digital services and online materials from the state library, inlcuding RB Digital audiobooks. The state library's RB Digital collection is different than the Derby Library's RB Digital collection, so you have access to even more titles with a statel library card.

For more detailed information about a Kansas State Library e-card, please click the blue button below.